Economic Security

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2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Legal Briefs
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)

Letters and Testimony

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)

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)

Letters and Testimony

Letter 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)

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)