Apr 10, 2014

Equal Pay For Equal Work

April 8 was Pay Equity Day, which marked the number of extra days in 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013.

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Dec 23, 2013

Valuing Families:  We’re Fighting AND We’re Winning

I had the great privilege, as an Advisory Board member of the Labor Project of Working Families (LPWF), of attending the Family Values @ Work’s 10th Anniversary and Annual Meeting in New York.

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Jun 18, 2013

Register now for Summer Schools for Union Women

The 2013 Summer Schools for Union Women are sponsored by the United Association for Labor Education (UALE). Since 1975 they have brought together rank-and-file members, staffers and officers to strengthen their knowledge of the American labor movement and develop skills that will prepare them to be more active union members and leaders.

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Jun 6, 2013

Show your solidarity - equal pay for women

Fifty years ago, Congress passed, and President Kennedy signed, the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Despite this landmark law and tremendous advances for women since then, women and families across the country still suffer from a punishing gender-based wage gap that results in thousands of dollars in lost income each year.

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Apr 9, 2013

Equal Pay Day is April 9th. How bad is the wage gap?

Which metropolitan area has the largest wage gap in the country? You might be surprised. Take a look at the "shocking sixteen" in the March Madness bracket and see if it is near you.

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Apr 4, 2013

Deadline Friday! Tell the White House to Keep Knives Off Planes

Tomorrow is the last day to sign our petition asking the White House to block the Transportation Security Administration’s new policy allowing small knives on planes.

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Mar 18, 2013

That’s Why Campaign

As a follow-up on our CWA-UNI activities during the 57th convening of the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women, we have the pleasure of sharing this new video and express our gratitude to all who actively took part in it.

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Mar 14, 2013

Union Women Demonstrate for End to Violence Against Women

UNI Global Union and the global labor movement are calling for zero tolerance for violence against women and girls at home and in workplace.

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Mar 12, 2013

Gender Inequity in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Around the world and in our own backyard, women are fighting for the rights of women and girls and for an AIDS-free generation.

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Mar 7, 2013

President Signs Violence Against Women Act

With President Obama’s signature, the protections of the Violence Against Women Act finally are restored.

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Feb 28, 2013

Congress Renews Violence Against Women Act

A bill reauthorizing and expanding the Violence Against Women Act will soon reach President Obama’s desk.

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Feb 14, 2013

Senate Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

With broad bipartisan support, the Senate reauthorized the long-delayed Violence Against Women Act this week.

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Feb 7, 2013

Violence Against Women Act Returns to the Senate

At last, the Senate is poised to renew the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that Republicans thwarted last year over provisions for abused illegal immigrants, LGBT couples and Native Americans.

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Feb 1, 2013

President Obama Signs New Directive to Strengthen our Work to Advance Gender Equality Worldwide

President Obama knows that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls at home and abroad is not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do, as Secretary Clinton has famously said.

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Jan 11, 2013

Hillary Clinton on Ending Gender Discrimination through Public Policy

Emily Martin, of the National Women's Law Center, said it best: One of the distinguishing features of American foreign policy is its claim of moral authority in the field of human rights.

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Oct 18, 2012

Edna Award Recognizes Restaurant Worker Organizer

Veronica Avila, the daughter of immigrants who grew up in Chicago’s poor meatpacking yards and returned to organize its restaurant workers, has won the 2012 Edna Award.

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Aug 21, 2012

The Bad Romance Ended with Women’s Suffrage

Bad Romance:Women's Suffrage" is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the brave women who fought to pass the 19th Amendment, adopted on August 26, 1920, giving women the right to vote.

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Jul 26, 2012

Nominate Young Women Leaders for the Edna Award

Do you know an outstanding young woman leader in the social justice movement? There’s still time to nominate her for the Berger-Marks Foundation’s $10,000 “Edna” award.

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Jun 28, 2012

AFA-CWA Urges Passage of Protections Against Domestic Violence

At a Capitol Hill news conference, AFA-CWA President Veda Shook called on Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act now.

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Jun 7, 2012

GOP Senators Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Republican Senators this week blocked a bill aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women.

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