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

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ERA Urges Congress: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

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Join Our Action Team and Fight For California’s #MeToo Bills

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Meet Our Clients

Equal Opportunity for Women in Male-Dominated Fields

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