Because Black women earn 60 percent of what white men make, it would take the average Black woman 601 days of work to earn the same amount that a white man made in one year alone. That makes today’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — the day that Black women finally catch up to white men’s pay for the past year—236… [Continue Reading]
Big news! We’ve received word that the Senate will vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act as early as tomorrow. Join us in demanding equal pay and urge your Senator today to help pass this piece of legislation that is critical for women’s economic equality.
The Feminist Majority will not rest until the gender wage gap is closed, but we can’t do it without you. We need your support to keep the momentum going and keep our efforts strong.
Contact your senators today and let them know how you feel about their votes of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Thank your senators if they supported the bill – and if they voted along party lines against equal pay for women, tell them that we will not rest until the gender wage gap is closed.
Exciting news! Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced that the Senate will vote on equal pay legislation – the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84) – as soon as next week.
On January 29th, Feminist Majority, our allies, and champions in Congress invite you to join an unprecedented national conversation about these issues and the changes that will advance income equality and economic security for women and families in America.
Pregnancy doesn’t have to mean the loss of a paycheck, and pregnant women have the right to enjoy the protection of the law just like everyone else. Some employers don’t seem to get it. Neither do the courts.
House debate over the Farm Bill aside, the SNAP Challenge provided an opportunity for a much-needed discussion on the reality of poverty and nutrition in this country.
Feminist Majority supports the American Jobs Act, which would prevent up to 280,000 teacher layoffs, reduce employee taxes, create infrastructure jobs repairing and rebuilding roads, railways, bridges, and schools, revamp the unemployment insurance system, and much more. It would create more jobs and put more money in workers’ pockets without increasing the deficit. See the… [Continue Reading]
Social Security is critical to the retirement security of women for three reasons: women earn less during their lifetimes, have less in savings because of that wage inequality, and hold jobs that are less likely to provide them with a pension. As a result, Social Security provides more than 60 percent of total income for… [Continue Reading]