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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Coalition Letter Opposing Miguel Estrada

The nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has generated a great deal of controversy. Senators, organizations, major newspapers, and individuals have expressed very different views and have taken very different positions on the question of whether Mr. Estrada should be confirmed for this prestigious lifetime appointment.


Working Women and Virginia’s Wage Gap

In Virginia, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $40,669 per year, the median yearly pay for a man is $51,597. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,928 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment Guide

But you don’t have to accept sexual harassment as part of a day’s work. It is a form of sex discrimination, and it is against the law. There are state and federal laws that can protect welfare recipients and others working in low-wage jobs.


Amicus Brief: Long Island Care at Home v. Coke

This case concerns whether a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. No. 93-259, relieved a commercial enterprise of its obligation to pay the federal minimum wage and overtime premiums to employees who provide health care in customers’ homes- or empowered the Labor Department to legislate such an exemption.


Working Women and Colorado’s Wage Gap

In Colorado, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $39,638 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,237. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,599 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Iowa’s Wage Gap

In Iowa, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,186 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,250. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,064 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Michigan’s Wage Gap

In Michigan, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $36,413 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $48,953. This means that women are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,540 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Mississippi’s Wage Gap

In Mississippi, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $28,879 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $38,613. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,734 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Delaware Women and the Wage Gap

In Delaware, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,500 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,411 per year. This means that women in Delaware are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,911 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Colorado Women and the Wage Gap

In Colorado, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,236 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,987 per year. This means that women in Colorado are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,751 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Austin Women and the Wage Gap

In the Austin metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,144 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $48,510 per year. This means that women in the Austin area are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,366 between men and women who work full time.


EEORA Sign-On Letter (June 18, 2012)

As organizations dedicated to combating employment discrimination and promoting the economic security of our nation’s families, we urge you to support the Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act of 2012. This is a critical bill that would restore the ability of workers to join together to challenge discriminatory workplace policies and practices with a broad impact, promoting the effective enforcement of our nation’s civil rights laws.


Working Women and Missouri’s Wage Gap

In Missouri, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,481 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,282. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,801 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Conozca Sus Derechos: Acoso Sexual

Pero no se debe aceptar el acoso sexual como parte de la jornada diaria de trabajo. Es una forma de discriminación sexual, y como tal es ilegal. Existen leyes estatales y federales que protegen a las beneficiarias de asistencia pública y a otras personas que se encuentran en empleos de bajos ingresos.


Testimony of LLCR before EEOC

Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and offer comments on proposals before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding its structure and organization.


Working Women and New Jersey’s Wage Gap

In New Jersey the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $45,936 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $57,978. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,042 between full-time working men and women in the state.


The Wage Gap Hurts African American Working Women & Families

In the United States, on average, an African American woman working full time is paid $31,639 per year; while a white man working full time is paid $50,153 per year. This creates a wage gap between full-time working white men and African American women of $18,514.


Cleveland Women and the Wage Gap

In the Cleveland metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $37,322 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $48,525 per year. This means that women in the Cleveland area are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,203 between men and women who work full time.


Women At Work 40 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

While women have made gains in the last four decades, serious barriers to full equality in the workplace remain. Title VII has been one of the main tools for tackling these barriers, helping to root out and eliminate illegal practices – but it has not been enough.


The Wage Gap Hurts Latina Working Women & Families

In the United States, on average, a Latina woman working full time is paid $26,347 per year; while a white, non-Latino man working full time is paid $50,153 per year. This creates a wage gap between full-time working white men and Latina women of $23,806.


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