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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.


Working Women and North Dakota’s Wage Gap

In North Dakota, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,027 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,214. This means that women are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,187 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Family Friendly America: Wyoming

Wyoming 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.


On the Merits: The Records of Janice Rogers Brown and Priscilla Owen

In the highly charged fight over judicial nominations, two female judicial nominees –Janice Rogers Brown, a California Supreme Court justice nominated to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, and Priscilla Owen, a Texas Supreme Court justice nominated to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals – have taken center stage. While the headlines are likely to focus on their gender, it is not enough to simply nominate women; what matters most is their records.


Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

Millions of working people provide care for family members who are elderly, have disabilities or are chronically ill. Many of these family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families, and they receive little help from their employers or public policies.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Maine

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 127,000 older women in Maine – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


Family Friendly America: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania 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.


Cincinnati Women and the Wage Gap

In the Cincinnati metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $39,174 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,308 per year. This means that women in the Cincinnati area are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,134 between men and women who work full time.


Bypassing Justice: Wisconsin


Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

An act to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.


Working Women and North Carolina’s Wage Gap

In North Carolina, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,188 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,138. This means that women are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,950 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Oklahoma’s Wage Gap

In Oklahoma, the median pay for a woman working full time, year-round is $30,901 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $40,458. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,557 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Family Friendly America: New Hampshire

New Hampshire 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.


Guidelines for States on Maternity Care In the Essential Health Benefits Package

Section 2707(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that all new health insurance plans in the individual and small group markets, including qualified health plans sold through health insurance exchanges, provide at least the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) package. Section 1302(b) of the ACA identifies a core set of ten categories to be included in the EHB, one of which is maternity and newborn care.


The Supreme Court and Abortion Access

The 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, appeared to ensure that American women would have access to abortion, ruling out any legislative interference in the first trimester of pregnancy and putting limits on abortion restrictions that could be passed during the later stages of pregnancy. The decision followed a long history of women seeking and obtaining abortions – but with a shift in the legal status of the procedure over time.


EEORA House Bill

A bill to restore the effective use of group actions for claims arising under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, section 1977 of the Revised Statutes, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and for other purposes.


The Urgent Need for Better Care

It’s just not right that our most vulnerable patients – older adults with multiple health problems and their families – are not getting the health care they need and deserve.


Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives covered women workers the right to reasonable break times and a private location to express milk at work.


Working Women and Maryland’s Wage Gap

In Maryland, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $47,175 per year, while the median yearly salary for a man is $57,017. This means that women are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,842 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Why Medicare Matters for Women in Michigan

Medicare is a linchpin of financial and health security for millions of older women – including more than 902,000 older women in Michigan – guaranteeing them coverage for affordable, quality health care.


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