The Department of Labor announced it was lifting rules put in place by the Bush administration that made investigating pay discrimination claims nearly impossible.
There is clear evidence that party affiliation, not just gender, are the driving forces behind whether a legislator supports tougher policy to ensure fair pay. However, some Republican women in the Senate have broken with their party in support of some pay equity legislation.
Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.
As expected, the entire Republican body worked together to block an up or down vote.
On the eve of the Paycheck Fairness vote, the administration encourages putting pressure on the senate.
Unemployment benefits are running out, Paycheck Fairness dies in the Senate, and a must-see documentary on Wall Street and the economy.
Did the personal portfolios of individual Senators and the interests of companies who pay to elect them play a role in defeating the Paycheck Fairness Act?
A Lame Duck Congress lives up to its name when it comes to fair pay, William Saletan tells women we should compromise our bodily autonomy because two guys have decided it’s a good idea, contraception should be covered for women in the U.S. and more..
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.
The Paycheck Fairness Act is slated to come up for a vote this Wednesday, November 17th. Unless it passes, it could take another 50 years for women to achieve pay equity.