Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio speaks at podium with Nancy Pelosi and Lisa Maatz

AAUW, Coalition Paint the Hill Red for the Pay Gap

On June 6, AAUW and the Paycheck Fairness Coalition painted Capitol Hill red. Seventy-five advocates from 12 organizations gathered in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act in recognition of the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law 50 years ago. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 10, 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   |   June 05, 2013
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Equal Pay Act Renovation

One month before the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, I celebrated my eighth birthday. Sailing along, enjoying life as a second-grader, I had no clue that 1963 was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 04, 2013
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Head-of-Household Pay Denied to Woman Teacher

Sara Anderson’s career began with a lesson on pay inequity: As a woman, she didn’t qualify for head-of-household pay. Anderson was hired as a teacher after she graduated from college […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 30, 2013
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Retirement Tough after $200,000 Lost to Gender Pay Gap

Elena Noble found that her years of volunteer leadership at an elementary school didn’t matter as much as her gender in determining her salary when she became a teacher. As […] Read more »

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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   |   1 Comments   |   May 20, 2013
Ellie Setser

Salary Bump Follows “Disgusting” Pay Discrimination

Ellie Setser and her female colleagues fought pay discrimination in the late 1970s with a series of anonymous complaints. Setser worked in a research lab at a teaching hospital. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 17, 2013
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Are You Ready for the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary?

  AAUW members never fail to outdo themselves — this year’s Equal Pay Day efforts were more impressive than ever, with more than 130 activities held across the country! Thank […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   May 14, 2013
UM-Dearborn students at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in 2012.

In Negotiation, $tart $mart and Start Confident

On May 3, 2013, the University of Michigan, Dearborn, was proud to host its first $tart $mart salary negotiation workshop. $tart $mart makes huge strides to equip college women with […] Read more »