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We should be proud to live in a state where our elected officials fight for the rights of working people, such as earning a living wage, and having paid family leave. Because women make up a majority of those earning minimum wage, and are often the care takers of children and other family members, this new budget will benefit the women of this state!
Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination by a major political party as a candidate for president of the United States put more cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling but notice that the ceiling has not come crashing down.
Categories: General, Politics
Election Day is weeks away. The tension mounts as the candidates and their surrogates make their last efforts to reach into the heart of America to attract voters. Polls change daily. Candidates jab home their messages and the election frenzy reaches a new pitch with each passing day.
Workplaces need to change to catch-up with the realities of the 21st Century workforce. Paid Leave, Sick Days, Predictable Schedules and Flextime are key policies employees, employers, and our elected leaders must address to create a workplace for women to succeed and for our economy to flourish.
Two Executive Orders submitted by Governor Cuomo, 161 & 162, at his recent State of State meeting. These are the result of the advocacy of 120 Womens' Organizations, including NYS Women, Inc.
Illinois became the 37th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, May 30. This places the Constitutional Amendment one state short of the states needed to be added to the Constitution.
This Amendment states that equality of rights “shall not be denied by the U. S. or any state on account of sex.”
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.