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Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Workers' Pay Dropped, CEOs' Soared

Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Workers' Pay Dropped, CEOs' Soared

America bills itself as a land of opportunity, and the slogan still may be true in so many ways in 2012. But many see a persistent and growing inequality in both the labor force and standard of living. The gap between the "two Americas" has been an issue on the left for years, and was a catalyst for the Occupy... Read More »

How Do I Prove I'm Paid Less Than My Male Co-Workers?

How Do I Prove I'm Paid Less Than My Male Co-Workers?

A recent article in Newsweek discussed the continuing pay gap between men and women, and suggested some reasons why women still make less than their male colleagues. Another recent story discussed how female doctors are paid less than male doctors. I'm not going to argue here whether or not the pay gap is... Read More »

If You Knew Your Boss's Salary, Would The World Be More Fair?

If You Knew Your Boss's Salary, Would The World Be More Fair?

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked passage of the Fairness Paycheck Act. Democrats argued that the bill would finally allow women to fairly fight unequal pay in court. Republicans countered that it would unfairly burden employers. And it all got messy and political in that "war on women" way. But... Read More »

Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

"A year of delayed motherhood is found to increase career earnings by 9 percent, work experience by 9 percent, and average wage rates by 3 percent," so says a study just published by Journal of Population Economics. The study, "The Effects of Motherhood Timing on Career Path," was written by Amalia R.... Read More »

Equal Pay Will Exist -- But Not Until 2109

Equal Pay Will Exist -- But Not Until 2109

Equal Pay is on the way. If by "on the way," you accept 2109. That's the year analysts with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) expect pay disparity will disappear between the genders. The number was calculated based on the current pace of change. The year 2109 was the expected date for top levels of... Read More »

Networking To Find A Job Works Great -- If You're A Man

Networking To Find A Job Works Great -- If You're A Man

Who said the Old Boys Club is no longer? Those suffering through the worst of the recession have grown accustomed to filling out hundreds of job applications only to hear no response. Indeed, the official national unemployment total of 9.1 percent must be appreciated in the context of the complementary figure... Read More »

The AstraZeneca Case and Why Women Still Make Less Than Men

The AstraZeneca Case and Why Women Still Make Less Than Men

The women of AstraZeneca have struck one for equal pay. The London-based drug behemoth, which produces medicines for a range of cardiovascular, respiratory and other conditions including various cancers, agreed on June 6 to pay $250,000 to 124 of its U.S. female sales workers. The deal wraps up a Department... Read More »

Obama Speaks Out for Female Fair Pay

Obama Speaks Out for Female Fair Pay

President Obama says he's fed up with salary sexism, and he's going to do all he can to stop it, including trying to pass legislation that would make wage discrimination against women illegal. Specifically, he's fighting for reforms in the Paycheck Fairness Act, which didn't get sufficient support to pass in... Read More »

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked by Republicans in Senate: Be Ready for Lots More Lawsuits

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked by Republicans in Senate: Be Ready for Lots More Lawsuits

Republicans in the U.S. Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, reports CBS News. The vote was 58-41, and 60 were needed to bypass the GOP. That means that women will still have to wait for a level playing field in how they are paid. Ironically, it could also mean bad news for Republicans who oppose using... Read More »

Paycheck Fairness Act: I Want My Million Bucks!

Paycheck Fairness Act: I Want My Million Bucks!

Some women are being cheated out of more than a million dollars over their career spans, thanks to the 24 percent wage gap between men and women. The average American woman was paid 76 cents for every dollar made by a man, and over the course of her career, the average woman loses approximately $523,000 to the... Read More »

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