Economic Security

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2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Legal Briefs

Moussouris v. Microsoft (7/26/2018)

Jock v. Sterling Jewelers (3/14/18)

Sveen v. Melin

Lazar v. Kronke (11/6/2017)

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia v. City of Philadelphia (9/14/2017)

Rizo v. Yovino (5/22/2017)

Walmart v. Dukes

Letters and Testimony

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1869), the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 2418), and the Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2095) (7/26/18)

AAUW testimony to the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions in response to the hearing on the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) (7/23/18)

Letter to Congress Urging Support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S. 337/H.R. 947) (7/11/18)

AAUW Letter to Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Urging Support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S.337) (7/10/18)

Letter to the Entertainment Industry Calling for an End to Industry Pay Inequity (6/1/18)

AAUW Letter to Congress Urging Cosponsorship and Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819/H.R. 1869) (6/7/18)

AAUW Letter to Senate on Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (5/24/18)

Letter to Senate on Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (H.R. 4924) (5/22/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Support Working Mothers by Cosponsoring the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (H.R. 947), Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1516), and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2417) (5/10/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Oppose the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) (4/26/18)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1869), Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 2418), and the Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2095) (4/10/18)

Letter to Senate Urging Action to Address Discrimination and Harassment in the Legislative Workforce (3/19/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (H.R. 947) (3/1/18)

Letter to the Department of Labor Urging Release of Tip Proposal Analysis (2/7/18)

AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor Opposing the Proposed Tip Regulations (2/5/18)

Letter to House of Representatives urging implementation of legislation to prevent and remedy workplace harassment in Congress (1/17/18)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) (12/5/17)

Letter to Congress Supporting the Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1516/S. 636) (12/5/17)

Letter to Senate Banking Committee Supporting Amendment 70 to S. 2155 to Limit Forced Arbitration Clauses (12/4/17)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (11/29/17)

Letter to EEOC Urging Lifting of Stay and Implementation of EEO-1 Data Collection (11/21/2017)

AAUW Letter urging Senators to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) (7/13/17)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R.2418) (7/27/17)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R.2418) and the Fair Pay Act (H.R.2095)(9/28/17)

Letter to Senate urging a full hearing and thorough questioning of Janet Dhillon for EEOC Chair (9/7/17)

Letter to Senate opposing Graham-Cassidy health care plan (9/25/17)

Letter to House supporting amendment preserving funding for the EEO-1 (9/7/2017)

AAUW Letter Opposing the Health Care Freedom Act (7/28/2017)

Letter to House opposing amendment defunding the EEO-1 (7/13/2017)

Letter to Senate opposing Department of Labor Budget (6/23/17)

Letter to Congress Urging Co-Sponsorship of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1101/H.R. 2417) (5/31/2017)

Letter to House Urging Support for Pay Equity for All Act (5/24/2017)

Statement on Women’s Empowerment and the President’s FY 2018 Budget (5/23/2017)

Letter to President Donald Trump Urging Agenda Commitment to Women’s Rights (5/17/2017)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Working Families Flexibility Act (4/25/17)

AAUW Letter to the House of Representatives Opposing the Working Families Flexibility Act (4/25/17)

Letter to Congress Opposing Women’s Health Riders in FY17 Continuing Resolution (4/19/17)

Letter to OMB opposing the reopening review of the EEO-1 (4/12/17)

AAUW Letter to Senate urging support for the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819) and oppose the Workplace Advancement Act (S. 345) (4/6/17)

AAUW Letter to House of Representative urging co-sponsorship of the Paycheck Fairness Act and Fair Pay Act (3/30/2017)

Letter to Senate urging opposition to the Workplace Advancement Act (S.345) (3/30/17)

AAUW Letter to Senate to reject the president’s FY18 budget proposal and support investments in non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending (3/23/17)

Letter to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission supporting proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful harassment (3/21/2017)

Letter to the House Opposing the American Health Care Act (3/21/17)

Letter to Senate urging thorough review of the record for Acosta Labor Secretary Hearing (3/10/17)

Letter to House opposing H.R. 985 Fairness in Class Action Litigation (3/7/2017)

Letter to Congress supporting the Affordable Care Act and its Protections for Women (3/6/17)

AAUW Letter to House of Representatives opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regardless of replacement (3/2/2017)

Letter to President Trump Urging Action on Priority Issues for the Women’s Community (3/2/17)

AAUW Letter to House of Representatives urging cosponsorhip of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (2/9/2017)

Letter to House in Opposition to repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (1/31/17)

Letter to Senate in Opposition to repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (1/31/17)

Letter to Senate urging time for questions at Puzder Labor Secretary Hearing (1/25/17)

Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Immediate Replacement Plan in case of Affordable Care Act Repeal (1/20/2017)

Comments

AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor Supporting Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule (7/19/17)

Comments to OMB on revising the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (4/28/17)

AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor in Opposition to Delaying Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule (3/17/17)

Comments to Office of Management and Budget on Executive Order “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” (1/30/2017)

2015–2016 (114th Congress)

Letters and TestimonyLetter to House of 47 Organizations Supporting Pay Equity for All Act (9/23/2016)

DC Council Testimony in Support of Salary History Ban (11/29/2016)

Letter to Congress Opposing Ideological Riders in Funding Bills (11/15/2016)

AAUW supports strong protection for retirement savings (4/28/2015)

New York City Council Testimony in Support of Salary History Ban (12/13/2016)

Letter to Senate Opposing Any Attempts to Defund EEO-1 Revision (6/15/2016)

Letter to Senate Supporting Murray Amendment Funding EEOC Implementation of EEO-1 Rule (6/22/2016)

Letter Supporting Department of Labor New Overtime Regulations (6/8/2016)

AAUW Letter to House Supporting Pay Equity for All Act (9/23/2016)

Letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Supporting Rule to Limit Forced Arbitration (8/22/2016)

Letter to Delaware Legislature Supporting Economic Security Bills H.B. 314, 316, and 317 (6/9/2016)

Letter to House Opposing H.R. 5226, the Regulatory Integrity Act (9/14/2016)

Comments
Comments to the Department of Labor (DOL) on Overtime (9/4/2015)

AAUW Comments to Office of Management and Budget on EEO-1 Revision (8/12/2016)

AAUW Comments to General Services Administration on Pay Transparency Rule (11/29/2016)

AAUW Comments to Office of Management and Budget on EEO-1 Summary Pay Data Collection (8/12/2016)

Comments to General Services Administration on Pay Transparency Rule (11/29/2016)

45 Groups’ Comments to U.S. Treasury Department Supporting Rule to End “Valuation Discount Loophole” (11/2/2016)

2013–2014 (113th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance (1/3/2014)Letter to President Obama on FY14 Budget (2/21/2013)Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (4/4/2014)Letters to House and Senate on Paycheck Fairness Act (1/28/2013)Comments

Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order (12/16/2014)

Comments to HHS on Wellness Plans (1/25/2013)

Comments to HHS on Medicaid Coverage (2/21/2013)

Comments on Proposed Federal Grant Reform (5/2/2013)

Comments on Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Government Contractors (4/14/2015)

Comments on Compensation Tool (1/5/2015)

Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order (12/16/2014)