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Research Library: Fair Pay

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America’s Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | Nationally, on average, a woman who holds a full-time, year-round job is paid $39,157 per year while a man who holds a full-time, year-round job is paid $50,033 per year. This means that, overall, women in the United States are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men.


The Paycheck Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 797, H.R. 1519) would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women.


Workplace Fairness Agenda for the 113th Congress

A review of concrete steps the 113th Congress can and should take to prohibit discrimination and expand opportunities and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.


Alabama Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | Women in Alabama are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,089 between men and women who work full time in the state.


African American Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for African American women, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed African American women.


Latinas and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.


Paycheck Fairness Act Fact Sheet

Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women. Women working full time are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men.


Paycheck Fairness Act Coalition Poll

In a nationwide poll of registered voters, 84% said they support “a new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.”


Amicus Brief for the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals: Mary Lou Mikula v. Allegheny County of Pennsylvania


Amicus Brief: Ledbetter v. Goodyear

Under the ruling below, an employee cannot challenge pay discrimination resulting from any decisions made before the most recent pay decision prior to the 180-day limitations period under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


NP Report: Robert's Record on Issues Important to Women & Families

For more than 30 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families has been changing the world in ways that make life better for women and their families. From outlawing sexual harassment to prohibiting pregnancy discrimination to giving 50 million Americans family and medical leave, the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance for women and families in the last three decades.


Fact Sheet on John Roberts and Women

The more Americans learn about John Roberts, the clearer it becomes that his views are far outside the mainstream. Repeatedly, John Roberts has expressed a narrow and regressive view of laws protecting women’s rights and civil rights.


Women's Equality Day 2010: Steps Toward Women's Equality

Women's Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. More than 90 years later, the fight for women's equal access and opportunity continues—especially in workplaces across the country.


Who's the Judge: Why Women Should Care About Judicial Appointments

Judges are charged with the responsibility to interpret and help administer our nation’s laws. Judges’ decisions govern our lives in many areas, such as the question of when women may bring suit to challenge and change unequal pay practices, and whether health plans and providers impermissibly discriminate against women when they refuse to cover or offer certain reproductive health services.


Civil Rights Act

A bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile legal rights and remedies under civil rights statutes.


Civil Rights Act of 1991

To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to restore and strengthen civil rights laws that ban discrimination in employment, and for other purposes.


Working Women and Alabama’s Wage Gap

In Alabama, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,321 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,895. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,574 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Alaska’s Wage Gap

In Alaska, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $42,376 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $56,643. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,267 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Arizona’s Wage Gap

In Arizona, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,947 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,594. This means that women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,647 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Arkansas’s Wage Gap

In Arkansas, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $29,148 per year, while the median pay for a man working full time, year round is $39,082 per year. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,934 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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