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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].

Latest News

New Family-Leave Policy for NYS

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!

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.

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.

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.

Erie County Legislator Recognizes NYSW President
Renee Cerullo, our President, received a honor from Erie County Legislator Ted Morton for her work in the community and becoming President of NYS Women Inc.

Assembly’s anti-trafficking justice and prevention package offers real reform and victim relief

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.

Governor Cuomo announced his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” designed to restore economic opportunity, reform the education system, and restore the public’s confidence and trust in our justice system.

The Women’s Equality Act, first introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2013, has several provisions, all of which are in keeping with our legislative platform and advocacy statement, in that they would redress the injustices, inequities and discrimination that women face throughout their lives.

This November 4, 2014, we have some very important elections. We will have the opportunity to vote for all of the Congressional seats, all the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate seats, the Governor of New York, the Lt. Governor, the New York State Attorney General, and the New York State Comptroller.