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.
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.
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Latest from the Women at Work Campaign
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...
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...
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...
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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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...