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Salary Negotiation Could Have Made a Difference

Anastasia Engebretson accepted the salary offered to her in her first job out of college. She didn’t know she had the option to negotiate. She found when she arrived for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   June 10, 2013
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“Strength of Character” Needed to Survive Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Author’s note: The following blog post tells a story of gender pay inequity — a situation we hear about too often at AAUW. I have presented the story as told […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 05, 2013
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What Does It Mean to Lose 6 Percent of Your Paycheck?

One year after college graduation, women are already paid less than the men with whom they graduated. Some of this difference is explained by factors known to affect earnings, such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   May 20, 2013
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Bankruptcy Court Revealed “Heartbreaking” Pay Inequity

  Update (April 4, 2014): Kerri Sleeman testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on April 1 at a hearing called Access to Justice: Ensuring Equal […] Read more »

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What Does Race Have to Do with a Woman’s Salary? A Lot.

Race/ethnicity has always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the pay gap. Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   8 Comments   |   April 26, 2013
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Strategies for Salary Negotiation: A Webinar Hosted by WEPAN

April 9 was Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid the year before. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   April 24, 2013
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Equal Pay Webinar Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and AAUW

While much progress has been made, working women still earn less, on average, than their male counterparts for performing similar work. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   April 17, 2013
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The Importance of Race When Discussing the Wage Gap

Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses this question, and, of course, the answer is that the pay gap affects all women; but it doesn’t […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 09, 2013
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An Equal Pay Day (Un)happy Hour

  Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: American Association of University Women, 1111 16th St NW , Washington, DC 20036 Cost: FREE Event Description: On Tuesday, April 9, AAUW will […] Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   April 9, 2013
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Three Reasons the Wage Gap Hurts Women in STEM

An AAUW analysis of 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data shows that in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs — as in most other fields — women continue to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   April 05, 2013