Top Romney Mouthpiece Marco Rubio: Ensuring Gender Pay Equity Is Just a Windfall for Trial Lawyers

By: Sunday October 21, 2012 11:30 am

Possessing the privilege in this country that comes with owning a penis, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells women of America that ensuring pay equity is just a legal headache.

 

Mitt’s “Binders Full of Women” Not His Idea

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 9:15 am

It’s worth noting that, even on this throwaway issue, the binders weren’t Romney’s idea.

Paycheck Fairness Act to Be Filibustered Today

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am

Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.

Senate Dems Move on Paycheck Fairness Act

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 9:35 am

The next several months will continue to feature message votes from both sides of the aisle and both chambers in Congress, teeing up specific TV ads for the fall campaign. While Republicans have basically passed the breadth of their agenda with message votes, from the budget to social issues, Democrats have been a little more targeted particularly as it relates to the War on Women. They scheduled the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to dare Republicans to block it. Republicans pretty much obliged. Now Senate Democrats are coming back with the Paycheck Fairness Act.

WI-Recall: Walker Repeals Equal Pay Law

By: Friday April 6, 2012 11:04 am

Showing great political acumen less than two months before a recall election where women are eligible to vote, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just repealed the state’s equal-pay law.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Did Not Alter Pay Equity Gap Whatsoever

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 4:02 pm

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act fixed a problem created by the Supreme Court, which had made it difficult for victims of pay discrimination to sue. But the Act could have been combined with other measures to strengthen enforcement of fair pay rules. It wasn’t; the stronger measures were blocked, and the practical effect of the Fair Pay Act has been minimal.

Let’s Make It Personal

By: Thursday October 16, 2008 1:30 pm

Back in August, I described here how AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka took on the issue of race and the elections head on. Trumka’s speech to the United Steelworkers has, in turn, sparked a debate within the union movement that has been carried forward by other union leaders, including AFSCME President Gerald McEntee and AFGE President John Gage.

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