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This year we are focused on passing the equal pay portion of the Women’s Equality Act which is coming up for a vote as early as the week of April 20! A separate bill –A6075/S1 – was introduced by Assembly member Michele Titus in March.
This is the symbolic day in 2015 when women’s salaries catch up to men’s earnings from 2014.
Categories: General, Politics
The Women's Equality Coalition (WEC), a statewide coalition of over 850 women's groups, businesses, religious organizations, medical groups, and advocacy organizations, united behind the mission of securing stronger laws for the women and families of New York State, commends the New York State Legislature for advancing a number of crucial measures during the 2015 legislative session to improve the lives of New York women.
Raising the minimum wage is an issue of vital importance to women. Women make up a large percentage of those who earn the minimum wage.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 is general election day in New York. All registered voters are eligible to vote during the general election. The 2015 elections will be for local offices only. There is one special election for a statewide office this year in the Binghamton, NY area. The former Senator for the area, Senator Tom Libous, was convicted on federal charges and forced to resign his seat. This left an opening, and the Governor called a special election for this election to fill the vacant seat.
As early as next week, your Senators will get a chance to vote on the so-called "Workplace Advancement Act." Conservatives are claiming it's an equal pay bill — but in reality, it would do more harm than good for women.
WHO WE ARE
NYS Women, Inc is a group of women, with Chapters all over NYS, of all ages representing a broad spectrum of industries, ages, and ethnicity. Since our Charter in 1919, we have promoted full participation, equality and economic self-sufficiency for all working women.