Browsing All posts tagged under »Equal Rights Amendment«

The War on Equal Pay for Women

May 25, 2012

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Business Week, May 25, 2012 by Elizabeth Dwoskin Legislation that would make it easier for people to compare salary data with their colleagues when they suspect their employers are stiffing them is headed for a fight in Congress. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved to force a June 5 vote on the […]

Equal Rights Amendment must pass to insure human rights for U.S. women

May 19, 2012

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Women News Network, May 19, 2012 by Sandy Oestreich St. Petersburg, FLORIDA, U.S.: “What war on Women?” some ask with a smirk.  It’s not as if it’s enough that there’s been a steady drumbeat of regulations and legislation that increasingly restrict and demoralize half the U.S. population, American women. No, now they’ve come for the ultimate […]

Economists: Increased Equality For Women And African-Americans Has Boosted U.S. Productivity

May 18, 2012

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Think Progress, May 18, 2012 by Pat Garofalo Reuters’ Chrystia Freelend today rounded up the economic evidence that equal rights, including equal pay for women and laws against discrimination, help boost the overall economy. One study by four economists even found that expanding opportunities for women and African Americans over the last 50 years has […]

Women return fire in gender war in election campaigns

May 13, 2012

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Detroit News, May 13, 2012 by Pauline Arrillaga Denver— Wanda Ramey stood on the University of Colorado campus, cane in one hand, “Close the Pay Gap” sign in the other. The rally for equal pay among women in the workplace was the 65-year-old spitfire’s second stop in a day of meetings and protests. Ramey’s top […]

Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats

March 22, 2012

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Huffington Post, March 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats. “I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights […]