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Your Affordable Care Act Questions, Answered

In about a month, the state health insurance exchanges (also called marketplaces) created under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will open. Here are my answers to a few questions my friends and co-workers have asked me recently. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 04, 2013
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Underrepresentation in STEM Is an Economic Issue, Too

It is well known that women and girls are underrepresented in math and science fields, and there are some pretty spectacular initiatives out there for getting girls interested in STEM […] Read more »

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Budget 101: Hunger: How Sequestration Hurts Women and Children

We cannot and must not ignore the millions of women and children who will be without meals because of the damaging effects of sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   July 29, 2013
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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   |   1 Comments   |   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