1. HB 908 by Rep. Kenny Cox fails to pass in committee | April 22, 2014


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    The House Transportation Committee failed to pass a bill that would require contractors to document their equal pay practices Tuesday, April 22, 2014, on a 5-7 vote. In this video, Renee Amar of LABI, opposes the measure, brought by Rep. Kenny Cox (D-Natchitoches), because it adds bureaucracy to an already bureaucratic process.

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    • One Year Of One Term


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      A look back on just the very first year of State Representative Brian Sims' first term. Representative Sims is the first openly gay man to be elected to Pennsylvania's House of Representative, and proudly serves the people of the 182nd Legislative District.

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      • Women, Unions and Radical Change (2013-09-15)


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        Women, Unions and Radical Change Hugh Taft-Morales, BES Leader September 15, 2013 If it’s true that “women hold up half the sky,” then why are they still paid only 77% of what men are paid for the same work? Why is this so half a century after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act? And why are women working 9 to 5 still burdened with a disproportionate share of family duties? Answers to these questions help explain the fact that women have often been at the forefront of organized labor’s most radical manifestation. Come explore the role of women in the labor movement from the textile strikes of the early 19th century through Elizabeth Gurley Flynn’s broad and radical agenda to the intersection of feminism and labor today. Bio: Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. Baltimore Ethical Society website: http://bmorethical.org/ .

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        • Lampitt on 'Wage Transparency Act' & 'Unfair Wage Recovery Act' (A-4044 & A-4124)


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          In this video press release, Assembly Women and Children Committee Chair Pamela R. Lampitt (D-Camden) discusses her legislation that would help bridge the gender-based pay equity gap and reduce pay discrimination in the workplace. According to 2009 U.S. Census Bureau data, women still earn roughly 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn, with the gender income gap highest in higher paying occupations and most severe for minority women. Lampitt's first bill (A-4044), the "Wage Transparency Act," would require any employer who contracts with the state to provide qualifying services that are not subject to prevailing wage requirements to give the Department of Labor and Workforce Development information regarding the gender, race, job title, occupational category and total compensation of every employee that they employ in New Jersey in connection with the contracts. Employers who perform public work subject to prevailing wage requirements would be required to include the gender and race information, in addition to the job title, occupational category and rate of total compensation information in the certified payroll recorders required under the state's prevailing wage act. The second measure (A-4124), the "Unfair Wage Recovery Act," would help employees fight pay discrimination by essentially restarting the applicable statute of limitations governing discriminatory compensation claims under New Jersey's "Law Against Discrimination." This change would effectively make each paycheck another instance of the discriminatory compensation decision and thus continue the violation. This change mirrors language in the federal "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009."

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          • West Wing Week: 06/13/13 or “There's an App for That!”


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            Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the President hosted the new President of China at a two-day, informal summit in California, spoke on the importance of supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and comprehensive immigration reform, promoted a top economic advisor, and honored the LGBT community. That's June 7th to June 13th or, "There's an app for that!"

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            • The Right to Equal Pay for Equal Work


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              Did You Know That Women Are Still Paid Less Than Men? In 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act but till this day full-time working women are still paid, on average, less than men. This significant gap is more than a statistic -- it has real life consequences. When women, who make up nearly half the workforce, bring home less money each day, it means they have less for the everyday needs of their families, and over a lifetime of work, far less savings for retirement. Learn more about how President Obama is tackling this issue: http://www.whitehouse.gov/equalpay

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              • "Protest for equal pay" - Prime 7 News.


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                Hundreds of community workers marched through Lismore calling for equal pay. The community sector is undervalued--mainly because it is dominated by a female workforce.

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                • Straight Talk About The Wage Gap


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                  Independent Women’s Forum, in a continued effort to set the record straight about the real reason for the statistical difference between men and women’s earnings , releases an informative, stop-frame animation web video – Straight Talk About the Wage Gap . The video explains how women’s choices ultimately determine how much they earn and how government intervention in the workplace can backfire on women. The stop-frame animation consists of a sequence of digital photographed frames, roughly one every second, creating the illusion of movement when the frames are played in a continuing sequence. Visit www.iwf.org

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                  • Women's History Month: The Struggle for Rights & Equality


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                    A forum with DOROTHY FADIMAN, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Activist, and SIMONE HUDSON, Stanford Students for Reproductive Justice. In the summer of 1970, 50,000 women marched down New York’s Fifth Avenue, announcing the birth of a new movement. They demanded three rights: legal abortion, universal childcare, and equal pay. These were preconditions for women’s equality with men at home and in the workplace. Astonishingly, they didn’t include the ending of violence against women among their demands — though the experience and fear of male violence was widespread — because women still suffered these crimes in silence. Those three demands, and the fourth one that couldn’t yet be articulated, have yet to be met. At this forum, Fadiman and Hudson discuss with Paul George the past, present and future of this continuing movement for justice.

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                    • Equal Pay raises the GDP


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                      Quite simply, if you paid a woman a $1 on the dollar for the same work a man is doing, that could raise the GDP by up to 9%.

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