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Report: Tipped Workers, Disproportionately Women, Experience Higher Poverty Rates

The report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that the wage gap between tipped and non-tipped workers is the highest it's ever been.

The report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that the wage gap between tipped and non-tipped workers is the highest it’s ever been.

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Supreme Court Blocks Class-Action Lawsuit Against Walmart

The Supreme Court ruled for Wal-Mart on Monday in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there, according to the Associated Press.

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Afternoon Roundup: Is Tunisia An Equal Rights Middle East Mecca for Women and Girls?

Is Tunisia a mecca for equal rights?; Extreme anti-choice legislator, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, announces a run for governor; President Obama’s report card for the state of women and girls in the U.S.; and Wal-Mart’s ongoing pay discrimination case before the Supreme Court.

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Fair Pay Could Mean a More Fertile Future

At first blush, the debate over the Paycheck Fairness Act may not look like part of our ongoing national fertility discourse. But failure to pass the PFA will give women yet another reason to have fewer kids.  

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Repro Rights Roundup: Afternoon-Style

Will Congress be voting for fair pay? Will women soon have access to certified professional midwives in Illinois? And are women in the U.S. really getting the message that we’re at risk of contracting HIV?

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Paycheck Fairness: Coming to a Workplace Near You?

The Paycheck Fairness Act is set to be voted on in November. If it passes, the journey towards fair pay for women in the United States will get oh-so-much shorter.

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Fair Pay = Access to Contraception

What does fair pay mean to you? Equality? Justice? What about the ability to care for the family you have and plan for the family you want?

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Ledbetter A Victory, But Work Is Not Done

The Lilly Ledbetter Act is a major victory for workers. But Congress must pass additional fair pay legislation, closing loopholes that currently prevent enforcement of equal pay laws.

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Ledbetter Act Is First Victory in a Looming Battle

Passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Act is a victory for workers, but more significant pay discrimination protections are still in Congress.

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VIDEO: President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

It’s official: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act has been signed into law.

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