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We are a non-profit state federation. Our membership includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. We are a leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

In this section, you will read recent news releases and advocacy concerns as well as view our opinion editorials and letters to the editor. Members of the press who are writing about issues of concern to working women are encouraged to contact our Communications Committee at [email protected].

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Workplace Advancement Act vs Paycheck Fairness Act

Workplace Advancement Act vs Paycheck Fairness Act

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.

Sunday, November 8, 2015/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (2877)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: GeneralPolitics
Raising the Minimum Wage

Raising the Minimum Wage

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, September 15, 2015/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (2193)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: GeneralPolitics
Women’s Equality Coalition Welcomes 2015 Legislative Progress

Women’s Equality Coalition Welcomes 2015 Legislative Progress

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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (3054)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Politics

Equal Pay Day - April 14, 2015

This is the symbolic day in 2015 when women’s salaries catch up to men’s earnings from 2014.

Monday, April 6, 2015/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (2860)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Politics

New Data On Just How Bad The Gender Pay Gap Is

Earlier this week on the The Daily Show, Jon Stewart cited a new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) that predicts women won’t reach pay parity with men until 2058.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (3281)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Politics
Tags: Equal Pay

Assembly ready to consider stand-alone WEA bills

The state Assembly is poised to take up several of the individual components of the Women’s Equality Agenda as separate bills, ending a two-year impasse caused by a controversial reproductive rights plank.

Sunday, March 15, 2015/Author: Communications Committee/Number of views (3712)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Politics
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