Fighting for Women's Equality
Economic Justice for Women and Families

Women at Work Initiative

Gender equality in the workplace depends on fairness for women and families.

Working women disproportionately encounter barriers to fair employment, from sexual harassment to the glass ceiling to wage disparities. They remain concentrated in low-wage jobs and make up 2/3 of the minimum wage workforce. The gender wage gap – women making on average 78 cents to a man’s dollar – has not budged in ten years, impacting women in nearly every industry. Our Women at Work Initiative seeks to remove systemic barriers to women’s economic security, including sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and unequal pay. 

Projects

Stronger California: California’s first women’s economic agenda, led by ERA and a network of over 25 social justice organizations.

Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues: Lifting up women in male-dominated industries like the trades, through enforcement, education and community-building.

Read our reports

A Gender Wage Gap That Won't Close

A Gender Wage Gap That Won’t Close

Work and Family Still at Odds

Work and Family Still at Odds

Sexual Harassment Still Exacting a Hefty Toll

Sexual Harassment Still Exacting a Hefty Toll

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Expecting A Baby, Not A Lay-Off

 

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Latest from the Women at Work Campaign

When it comes to fair pay, “don’t just be an ally. Be a co-conspirator.”

As we raise awareness about the gender wage gap this week for Equal Pay Day 2019, I’ve been thinking about what a difference a few years make in the fight for fair pay. Women workers calling out...
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Federal Equal Pay Progress: House Passes the Paycheck Fairness Act

To the cheers of fair pay advocates and high-road employers, the United States House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act today to strengthen federal law protections against sex-based...
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Let’s Close California’s Wage Gap

You can’t fix what you can’t see. We need to have all the right information in front of us if we’re ever going to close the wage gap for women and people of color. That’s why we’re...
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Tell your elected officials to support the EMPOWER Act

With sexual harassment at the forefront of our national conversation, the time for concrete action and real change is now. That’s why we’re supporting a federal bill that tackles the issue head...
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Ending the pushout of women in scientific research

  We’re partnering with women scientists at the Scripps Research Institute to create innovative new policies for curbing sexual harassment in academic sciences and research. The academic sciences...
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Meet Our Clients

Equal Opportunity for Women in Male-Dominated Fields

An update on our gold miner client in a gender discrimination lawsuit Justice is sometimes a long time coming, but in the case of our Alaskan gold miner client, Hanna Hurst, it’s coming soon. Hanna...
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