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Quality Early Education Requires Quality Pay for Teachers

Federal early child-care and education policies must require states to raise caretaker and teacher salaries, or else qualified workers will continue to struggle, earn less than they deserve for this vital work and leave the field, while the children—at their most critical development stage—will receive lower quality care.

Federal early child-care and education policies must require states to raise caretaker and teacher salaries, or else qualified workers will continue to struggle, earn less than they deserve for this vital work, or leave the field, while the children—at their most critical development stage—will receive lower quality care.

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Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases, Elect Republicans Who Oppose Increases

While the country watched voters in state after state elect Republicans on Tuesday, voters in many of those states also approved increases to the minimum wage that the newly-elected senators or governors vehemently opposed as harmful to businesses' bottom line.

While the country watched voters in state after state elect Republicans on Tuesday, voters in many of those states also approved increases to the minimum wage that the newly elected senators or governors vehemently opposed as harmful to businesses’ bottom line.

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Scott Walker Says He Supports Equal Pay, Despite Having Repealed It

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 quietly repealed equal pay protections for women. You wouldn’t know that from a recent Walker campaign ad.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in 2012 quietly repealed equal pay protections for women. You wouldn’t know that from a recent Walker campaign ad.

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Hillary Clinton: Closing Labor Force Gender Gap Would Boost GDP

In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that worldwide, women’s labor is often invisible because they work in the “informal economy.”

In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that worldwide, women’s labor is often invisible because they work in the “informal economy.”

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Report: Minimum Wage Hike Would Save Federal Government $7.6 Billion Annually

A new Economic Policy Institute report and "Fight for 15" protests have a common theme: Because employers pay their workers too little to live on, workers have to rely on government assistance to get by and taxpayers foot the bill.

A new Economic Policy Institute report and “Fight for 15″ protests have a common theme: Because employers pay their workers too little to live on, workers have to rely on government assistance to get by and taxpayers foot the bill.

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Arkansas’ Mike Ross Proposes Plan to Reduce Gender Pay Gap

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross last week laid out a proposal to strengthen the state’s laws protecting women against gender discrimination in the workplace. Ross outlined a series of policy objectives called the "Fair Pay and Equal Opportunity Plan."

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross last week laid out a proposal to strengthen the state’s laws protecting women against gender discrimination in the workplace. Ross outlined a series of policy objectives called the “Fair Pay and Equal Opportunity Plan.”

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‘Equal Pay Day’ for Latinas Highlights Yawning Wage Disparities

Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.

Latinas would have had to work until today, October 8, to catch up to what white men made last year alone.

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Gender Pay Gap Worse for Women of Color, People From Louisiana

A new analysis of this week's Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women of color and varies widely state by state.

A new analysis of this week’s Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women of color and varies widely state by state.

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Census Bureau Poverty Numbers Are Cold Comfort for Women, Families, Workers

A new report from the Census Bureau found a modest reduction in poverty, but there's a long way to go to help struggling low- and middle-income families.

A new report from the Census Bureau found a modest reduction in poverty, but there’s a long way to go to help struggling low- and middle-income families.

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Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in Senate, But GOP Remains Opposed

“I’d like to say with a straight face that Republicans have done a 180 and now would like to support legislation that gives women and their families a fair shot, but it remains to be seen if they’re truly interested in working with us to get this done," Sen. Patty Murray told RH Reality Check.

Republicans let a bill strengthening protections for women against pay discrimination to move forward to floor debate, but that doesn’t mean they will let it pass.

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