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The Equal Pay Act was passed over 50 years ago, but the gender wage gap still exists. When women don't get equal pay, our families suffer and the economy suffers too.  The Institute for Women's Policy Research found that U.S. GDP would grow by 3 percent [1] if women were paid as much as men. In fact, when women, who make three-quarters of purchasing decisions in our consumer-fueled economy,…

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro have reintroduced the Healthy Families Act (a nation-wide paid sick days bill) in Congress! Sign on now and have a lasting impact as we back up Senators Murray and DeLauro. This is important. Right now 43 million Americans — more than four in 10 private-sector workers and 80% of low-wage workers — can't earn a single paid…

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    MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people…Read More

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"At the moment, though, only 11 percent of American workers have access to paid family leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…Read More

The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave

CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
When Larisa Casillas gave birth to a boy two years ago, the Bay Area nonprofit organization where she worked gave her only four weeks of paid leave. But she took more than that, including 12 weeks paid by California’s state family leave program, one of the few of its kind in the nation. Ms. Casillas said the extra time was essential for bonding…Read More
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