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Former Yahoo Executive's Severance Is Larger Than CEO's Salary

Former Yahoo Executive's Severance Is Larger Than CEO's Salary

Henrique de Castro only worked at Yahoo for 15 months

Former Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro received a $58 million severance package despite only working at the company for 15 months. Read More »

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

Only federal contractors are affected

President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Read More »

This Site Tells How Much You're Underpaid

This Site Tells How Much You're Underpaid

A new interactive site, inequality.is, will make you really mad. Read More »

Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

Men Are Disappearing From The Workforce

By Tami Luhby Men have been steadily disappearing from the workforce for more than half a century. In the 1950s, nearly every man in his prime working years was in the labor force, a category that includes both those who are employed and those actively applying for jobs. The "participation rate" for men ages... Read More »

State With The Biggest Wage Gap

State With The Biggest Wage Gap

Despite being called 'The Equality State,' it's the place where women earn just 67 cents for every $1 men earn. Read More »

Fearful Women Shun Maternity Leave, Study Reveals

Fearful Women Shun Maternity Leave, Study Reveals

America is the only modern, industrialized country that does not offer paid maternity leave to new mothers. And in the U.S., 51 percent of new mothers lack paid leave from their employers. Now, a new study finds that many of those women who do have maternity leave from employers aren't using it in full. The... Read More »

Tactics That Will Help You Get A Raise (If You're Female)

Tactics That Will Help You Get A Raise (If You're Female)

Women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, and are paid less even in the same job, working the same hours. Partly, this is because women are less inclined to ask for a raise -- and for good reason. Research shows that women who ask for raises are seen as aggressive and unfeminine, and that... Read More »

Gender Pay Gap Persists: New Female Grads Earn $7,600 Less Than Men, Report Finds

Gender Pay Gap Persists: New Female Grads Earn $7,600 Less Than Men, Report Finds

The gender pay gap is an enduring fact of American life. Many say that's due to the enduring responsibilities of motherhood, which lead to women taking more time off than men to care for the kids. But according to a new report from the American Association of University Women, just a year out of college, the... Read More »

Obama vs. Romney: Who Is Better For Women?

Obama vs. Romney: Who Is Better For Women?

Before the debate Tuesday evening, Romney had successfully obliterated Obama's lead, almost entirely thanks to women voters. According to a Pew poll, Obama was ahead a staggering 18 points among women, which was thoroughly quashed by his wearied-professor performance. Winning women is a key to a November... Read More »

The Real Reason Why Women Still Earn Less Than Men?

The Real Reason Why Women Still Earn Less Than Men?

It seems like every other week there is another study examining the persistent wage gap between male and female workers in America. Female workers still earn, on average, 77 percent of what men earn for the exact same work in a year, a stat that has remained unchanged since 2005, according to the U.S. Census.... Read More »

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 »

Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

Are Federal Employees Overpaid Or Underpaid?

The debate over federal employee pay is an old and always fiery one. Every year, the Federal Salary Council comes out with a report that states that federal workers receive significantly less pay compared to private workers in similar jobs. Then conservative think tanks strike back with their own analyses,... 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 »

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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