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Get MAD about the Government Shutdown!

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Today, I was writing about why a government shutdown […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap 2013

AAUW Releases State Rankings on Equal Pay Based on New Census Data

AAUW released its latest analysis of the gender pay gap, which shows that the gap is narrowest in the District of Columbia, where women’s median earnings are 90 percent of men’s, and widest in Wyoming, where women earn just 64 percent of what men earn. Nationally, women working full time are paid, only 77 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 19, 2013
77 cents to every man's dollar

AAUW Reacts to Disappointing News about the Gender Wage Gap

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman, CAE, today issued the following statement in response to the findings from the just-released U.S. Census Bureau report, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 17, 2013
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New Wage Gap Numbers Aren’t So New

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2012 gender wage gap numbers. And guess what. The wage gap still stands at 23 cents. That means a woman working full time, year-round still typically takes home 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   8 Comments   |   September 17, 2013
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New Tool Makes Student Loan Forgiveness Easier for Public Servants

Educational debt can be daunting for any recent grad, but recently we’ve been hearing about a lot of options to help make paying it back easier. Did you know that one of the types of loan forgiveness applies specifically to those in public service careers? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 05, 2013
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Nancy Pelosi Rallies Texas Women at AAUW Event

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a Texas-sized welcome Monday from AAUW members and friends in the Lone Star State. Pelosi spoke in Austin about a new economic agenda for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 28, 2013
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Learn Your Rights in the Workplace

Just in time for Women’s Equality Day, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is proud to launch our new Know Your Rights in the Workplace page. On this page you will find up-to-date content and all the latest legal developments straight from the experts, so you know you’re getting the best information on workplace protection. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 23, 2013
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Happy Birthday, Social Security!

As is customary on birthdays, today we celebrate you and the 78 years that you’ve made America a better place. Here’s to another year of fighting to keep you strong for women’s economic security. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   August 13, 2013
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AAUW Celebrates 125 Years of Funding Fellowships for Women

AAUW today formally announced our 125th class of fellows and grantees, who will receive funding for graduate work and educational projects thanks to an extraordinary program that started when women were discouraged from pursuing higher education. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2013
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Engineer Took All the Right Steps But Still Didn’t Receive Fair Pay

I was a divorced mother of two when I began pursuing an engineering degree in 1982. I had to overcome many obstacles such as an overwhelming male majority in the field, time management constraints, child care dilemmas, and finding a balance between motherhood and being a student. However, there was one obstacle I couldn’t overcome — pay inequity. Read more »