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Legal Director Joins Pay Equity Task Force

August 5, 2016 | by

Building on ERA’s success in sponsoring the California Fair Pay Act, which took effect on January 1, 2016, we are proud that Legal Director Jennifer Reisch has been selected to serve on the...
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The Pay Gap Is Not Your Fault

April 11, 2016 | by

April 12 is Equal Pay Day, and you’re likely to read a lot of mumbo jumbo about the pay gap in the next few days — how it doesn’t exist, or how women bring pay discrimination on themselves by...
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Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?

January 29, 2016 | by

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post.  Not to oversimplify, but there really is something about the domino effect. The chain reaction when one event sets off a chain of similar...
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How Does the California Fair Pay Act Affect Me?

January 27, 2016 | by

California has the strongest equal pay law in the country. The California Fair Pay Act went into effect on January 1, and will be a powerful tool for closing the gender wage gap if properly enforced....
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Closing the Wage Gap for Women of Color

January 19, 2016 | by

The celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this week adds inspiration to an important event today to expose the harsh penalties women of color continue to experience in pay decades...
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Winning for Fair Pay in California

October 14, 2015 | by

WE DID IT!   Equal Rights Advocates has been working with partners across the state and country for decades to develop a strong equal pay bill to close gaps in existing law.   Last week, Governor...
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WIN! Signed into Law: the CA Fair Pay Act

October 6, 2015 | by

WE DID IT! Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act today at the Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond, CA. As co-sponsors of the bill who have been working to clear the way...
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Feminist Reads This Week

May 27, 2015 | by

A weekly round-up from ERA’s interns. Sixteen fast food workers in Kansas City, Missouri, who make $7.25 an hour decided to photograph their daily lives to help promote the national call for a $15...
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California Senate Passes ERA-Sponsored Fair Pay Act

May 27, 2015 | by

The California State Senate yesterday unanimously approved the California Fair Pay Act, SB 358 (Jackson), which is poised to become the strongest equal pay law in the nation. “Women’s economic...
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Another Win for California’s Fair Pay Act

April 30, 2015 | by

The California Fair Pay Act, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and a lead bill in the Stronger California Agenda, passed out of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations...
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