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California Assembly Steps Up for Child Care

May 25, 2016 | by

Late yesterday, the California State Assembly approved over $600 million for child care programs within its proposed budget (significantly more than Governor Jerry Brown put in his budget). Access...
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Win: CA Minimum Wage Raised to $15/hr

April 4, 2016 | by

Today, California made history. It became the first state in the country to raise its state minimum wage rate to $15 per hour. Senate Bill 3, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown this morning, is...
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ERA and Maria Bojorquez Reach Settlement with ABM Industries

December 11, 2015 | by

SAN FRANCISCO – After a 10-year legal battle, San Francisco civil rights nonprofit Equal Rights Advocates and client Maria Bojorquez have reached a settlement of her longstanding lawsuit against... read more

A 10 Year Battle Against Rape in the Workplace

December 9, 2015 | by

There are some moments that are too horrifying to forget. For Maria Bojorquez, one such moment happened on October 4, 2004, when she was brutally raped by her supervisor as she worked alone on the...
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Domestic Workers Are Women, Latinas, and Exploited by the Law

October 27, 2015 | by

Domestic Workers: “I am a home care worker, and I improve lives. So why am I paid poverty wages?” Latina workers suffer from the worst gender wage gap in the country, making just 55 cents on the...
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This Week’s Feminist Reads: Support for Women Workers on the Rise, Let’s Ratify the ERA

August 7, 2014 | by

Welcome to another roundup of recent feminist reads, compiled by ERA’s communications intern, Shelby. Last week, Alexandra Brodsky and Elizabeth Deutsch wrote for Politico with a new take on...
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This Week’s Feminist Reads: Women in STEM, Marvel, and the NBA

July 29, 2014 | by

  The New York Times recently profiled Natalie Nakase, a assistant video coordinator and N.B.A. Summer League assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers. Nakase’s ultimate goal, though, is to...
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New Feature: This Week’s Feminist Reads

July 2, 2014 | by

Hello all! My name is Shelby, and I will be working at Equal Rights Advocates this summer as a Communications Intern. I am thrilled spend my summer helping to spread the work of ERA through our blog... read more

What “Supervisor” (And the Fair Employment Protection Act) Means to Marginalized Women Workers

June 24, 2014 | by

ERA client Monica Fernando* worked as a line cook at a fast food restaurant where she was sexually harassed and assaulted by her direct supervisor. While the supervisor did not have the explicit...
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Leading Low-wage Women Worker Advocates Join Forces within Restaurant Industry

January 13, 2014 | by

Equal Rights Advocates and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), two of the leading national organizations working on behalf of low-wage women workers, have teamed together on a...
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