Category Archives: Women

Support the Labor Department’s Overtime Rule

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): Right now, only hourly workers and salaried workers making $23,660 per year or less — below the poverty line for a family of four — qualify for overtime pay when they … Continue reading

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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (film & talk-back)—August 4, Harrisburg

There’s only 1 week until the critically-acclaimed film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” comes to Harrisburg! The YWCA is pleased to again join with Harrisburg Area NOW, as well as the AAUW Policy Committee and Planned Parenthood Keystone, to sponsor … Continue reading

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Fair Pay for Pennsylvania Women Requires a Fair Minimum Wage

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Minimum wage workers in Pennsylvania—mostly women—cannot support themselves and their families on earnings of just $7.25 per hour, or the tipped minimum cash wage of $2.83 per hour. Raise the Wage PA and … Continue reading

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Take Action for Pregnant Workers

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act now has bipartisan support in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives! So please take action right now and tell your members of Congress to … Continue reading

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Misnamed “Working Families Flexibility Act” Would Give Workers Less Flexibility, Less Time and Less Pay

By Lecia Imbery July 15, 2015 Bills in Congress are named by those who write them, which means the name can sound good even if the bill actually does the opposite of what the title implies. That’s the case with the … Continue reading

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Revised Bill Banning Benefits Threatens Women in Recovery—Act Now

Pennsylvania House Bill 222, reinstating a ban on SNAP benefits (food stamps) and other public assistance for people with drug felony convictions, has been completely redrafted in response to a public outcry from domestic violence and women’s advocates, anti-hunger groups, … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of Black Women Have a Family Member in Prison

A recent study in the Du Bois Review, “Racial Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States,” finds that 44% of black women have at least one family member in prison in contrast to only 12% of white … Continue reading

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Report Ranks Pa. 23rd Among States, Gives It C+ Grade, for Status of Women

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/june/report-ranks-pa-23rd-among-states-gives-it-c-grade-status-women Jun 15, 2015 06:20 pm | Anna Berch-Norton A new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on the status of women in six different categories: … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

From the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer): It’s 2015. Pregnancy discrimination should be a thing of the past. Sadly, it’s not — and not by a long shot. At the National Partnership, we have no tolerance for pregnancy … Continue reading

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21 Million Moms Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/05/08/fact-of-the-week-21-million-moms-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VVEI1vlVikq By Lecia Imbery May 8, 2015 Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day when we honor moms all around the country with cards, flowers, and small tokens of our thanks for all they do. A more … Continue reading

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