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Pennsylvania

More than 1.8 million Pennsylvania workers - about 39 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Idaho

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 126,000 older women in Idaho – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Paid Sick Leave Does Not Harm Business Growth or Job Growth

A bill in the New York City Council guaranteeing workers the right to earn paid sick leave is closely modeled on a law enacted by San Francisco in 2007.


Fact Sheet: Latest Statistics Reveal Sharp Rise in Employment Discrimination Claims (2007)

The latest charge statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination. The number of charges received by the EEOC in FY2008 increased significantly in all categories


Letter in support of an appropriation of $23 million for the State Paid Leave Fund within the U.S. Department of Labor

We, the undersigned organizations, express our strong support for an appropriation of $23 million for the State Paid Leave Fund within the U.S. Department of Labor. Grants made from this fund will assist states in planning, startup and outreach activities related to paid family and medical leave programs.


New Hampshire Women and the Wage Gap

In New Hampshire, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,021 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $53,033 per year. This means that women in New Hampshire are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,012 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Portland Women and the Wage Gap

In the Portland metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $39,969 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,687 per year. This means that women in the Portland area are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,718 between men and women who work full time.


Connecticut Women and the Wage Gap

In Connecticut, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $47,476 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $60,705 per year. This means that women in Connecticut are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $13,229 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Nebraska

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 140,000 older women in Nebraska – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Bypassing Justice: Kansas


Buffalo Women and the Wage Gap

In the Buffalo metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,894 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,243 per year. This means that women in the Buffalo area are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $13,349 between men and women who work full time.


Bypassing Justice: Pennsylvania


Bypassing Justice: Rhode Island


Working Women and Massachusetts’s Wage Gap

In Massachusetts, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $46,213 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $56,959. This means that women are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,746 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Montana’s Wage Gap

In Montana, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $30,306 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,339. This means that women are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,033 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Family Friendly America: West Virginia

West Virginia workers need public policies that allow them to better manage the dual demands of work and family. Family friendly workplace laws help workers maintain their economic security when they give birth, adopt, raise children or grandchildren, deal with illness, and care for parents, grandparents, spouses or partners.


Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (H.R. 616)

Too many new parents and younger federal employees are forced to choose between their paychecks and caring for a new child because they have not accrued enough leave time, or have already used it to attend prenatal medical appointments.


Ten Things to Know About Health Reform: Pointing the Way to Better Care

The health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama represents a major step forward for the Campaign for Better Care, with numerous key provisions that reflect the Campaign’s goal to improve the health care system for vulnerable older adults and people with chronic conditions.


Working Women and Kentucky’s Wage Gap

In Kentucky, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,628 per year, while the yearly pay for a man is $40,911. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,283 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Ohio’s Wage Gap

In Ohio the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,284 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $45,859. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,575 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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