Category Archives: Employment & Economic Security

Thank you, Dana. You spoke out, you shared your story with the world, you called out a corporate giant. The statements made by Disney employees who should have been helpful and supportive were instead condescending and harmful to people of … Continue reading

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By Anney Bolgiano, Programs and Policy Intern

California and New Jersey are on opposite coasts. New Jersey’s population is 8.8 million, while California’s is a whopping 38.4 million. Their climates are different, their histories are different and they are separated by nearly 3,000 miles. But there is one very important thing California and New Jersey do have in common: paid family and medical leave.

Unfortunately, California and New Jersey stand out as the only two states with fully funded and functioning paid leave programs in the US. Continue reading

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Lindsey Jacks Programs and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations     I recently signed up to lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for Transgendered people, and quickly realized how little I knew about the subject. Armed only with … Continue reading

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By: Maggie Fridinger,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations On May 23, 2012, I attended the Paycheck Fairness Act press conference on the Hill as a representative from the National Council of Women’s Organizations. Senators Patty Murray … Continue reading

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By: Dani Nispel,  Program and Policy Intern National Council of Women’s Organizations I need the Paycheck Fairness Act. We all do. I’m a junior in college and in two years, my job hunt begins. The prospect of only making 77 … Continue reading

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By Kendra McCormick The recession negatively impacts young people looking to enter the workforce for the first time, and as a recent college graduate, I can easily see how the recession is impacting my peers and me. I have experienced … Continue reading

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By: Ashley Horne  To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, on August 26th, women’s groups are coming together to protect our Health and Economic Rights and to encourage women to vote in 2012.  Out vote has never been more important, and it seems only appropriate to … Continue reading

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