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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ERA Supports McDonald’s Workers in Nationwide Strike Protesting Sexual Harassment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018   CONTACT Jess Eagle Equal Rights Advocates 415.575.2380 jeagle@equalrights.org   ERA Supports McDonald’s Workers in Nationwide Strike Protesting...
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In a Nail Biter Finish, #MeToo Bill SB 1300 Heads to Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 31, 2018 CONTACTS Jess Eagle Equal Rights Advocates 415.575.2380 jeagle@equalrights.org Jasmin Tuffaha CA Employment Lawyers Association 818.274.6649...
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URGENT: Sexual harassment bill SB 1300 under attack. We need your help!

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Maria’s Workplace is #OursToo: Stopping the Epidemic of Sexual Violence Against Female Janitors

Each day when I sit down in my office with a warm cup of coffee, I fix the photo on my desk of my two girls. I look at the sea of folders and papers in front of me, certain that justice is defended...
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