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.
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]
Stop the Assault on Public Sector Workers Feminist Majority supports collective bargaining rights and is a member of several coalitions supporting workers’ rights. Women who are in a union earn, on average, 11.2% more than their non-union counterparts, and often have increased access to childcare, job security, and paid time off. In recent years, state… [Continue Reading]
The Healthy Families Act The Feminist Majority has worked for passage of the Healthy Families Act (S.984; H.R.1976) which would require employers of 15 or more individuals engaged in interstate commerce to provide for employees the ability to earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of seven… [Continue Reading]
The Feminist Majority strongly supported and worked toward the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which was the first bill signed into law by President Obama. This bill was necessary to correct a 2007 Roberts Supreme Court decision that essentially gutted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits sex… [Continue Reading]