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Women Seek Raises as Often as Men, but Get Rejected More

Sheryl Sandberg sees good news and bad news in new report

(Newser) - The most comprehensive review of women's roles in corporate America has a bleak bottom-line stat: Generally speaking, we remain about 100 years away from gender equality in the executive ranks, according to Women in the Workplace 2016 . It's "not just bad for women, it’s bad for... More »

Mass. Passes Nation's 'Strongest Equal Pay Law'

It bars employers from asking for applicants' pay history

(Newser) - Massachusetts "just took a big step toward closing the wage gap" with "the strongest equal pay law in the country," as Mother Jones puts it. Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law Monday ensuring employees can speak openly about their wages, helping to uncover pay gaps, and... More »

Robin Wright Threatened Her Way to Equal Pay on House of Cards

'You better pay me'

(Newser) - In a bit of scheming that would do Claire Underwood proud, Robin Wright says she threatened her way into getting equal pay on House of Cards, Sky News reports. After seeing data that Claire was at points more popular than fictional husband Frank Underwood, she decided it was time she... More »

In This Select Group, Women Out-Earn Men

Reverse pay gap exists among CEOs of top 100 companies

(Newser) - Researchers have identified a group of women who actually get paid more than their male counterparts for the same work—but that group consists of just eight people. Executive compensation research firm Equilar looked at the CEOs of the 100 largest public companies and found the eight women among them... More »

For Minorities, 'Equal Pay Day' Is Months Away

August for some, November for others

(Newser) - Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which represents how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same as a man in the previous year for a comparable job. Some related coverage:
  • On average, a woman makes 79 cents for every dollar a man makes, but Fast Company
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Soccer Star on Lack of Equal Pay: 'We Are Done With It'

Carli Lloyd explains why US women's players filed suit against US Soccer

(Newser) - Carli Lloyd loves playing soccer—so much so that she helped the US national women's team to two gold Olympic medals and the 2015 World Cup . What she doesn't love: the estimated 40% wage discrepancy between men and women players paid by US Soccer, leading her to join... More »

5 Women Stars Hit US Soccer With Equal Pay Complaint

USWNT players say they're paid 40% of what male counterparts make

(Newser) - Five players acting on behalf of the US women's national soccer team have filed a complaint against the US Soccer Federation, alleging they're paid 40% of what their male counterparts earn, despite winning three World Cups and four Olympic gold medals. In a federal complaint filed with the... More »

JLaw: Think I'm 'Bratty'? You Just Made My Point

'Hunger Games' star addresses one of her critics

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence returned fire Saturday in a debate about women's pay in Hollywood and the country in general, USA Today reports. Speaking at a presser for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, Jennifer Lawrence addressed a website's response to her essay about being paid less than her male... More »

Why Michelle Obama Should Earn a Salary

The White House could take a stronger stand on equal pay: Gregory Krieg

(Newser) - President Obama is paid $400,000 a year to jet around the globe, shake hands, sign legislation, and sprout several new gray hairs . His wife, who will fly to Maryland today for a clinic for war veterans before hosting a poetry event at the White House, doesn't collect a... More »

Male Nurses Paid More Than Female Nurses

In a traditionally woman-dominated field, the guys still make more

(Newser) - Even in the female-dominated field of nursing, men are still the higher earners. A new study published in JAMA used two surveys of RNs and found the unadjusted pay gap ranged from $10,243 to $11,306 in one, and from $9,163 to $9,961 in the second, even... More »

Beyond Mitt's Binders: Women Lost the Debate

Apparently, single moms cause gun violence?

(Newser) - By now you've probably seen some snarky jokes about Romney's " binders full of women " comment, but that wasn't the only thing making feminists cringe in last night's debate . Romney's entire answer on pay equity "was pretty amazingly retrograde," writes Matthew Yglesias... More »

Senate Republicans Block Equal Pay Bill

Democrats hope to score points in November

(Newser) - Senate Republicans today blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. As expected, the bill failed along party lines, 52-47, short of the required 60-vote threshold. But for majority Democrats, passage wasn't the point. The debate itself was aimed at putting Republicans on the defensive on... More »

More Young Women Want to Earn the Big Bucks

Even more so than young men, says Pew survey

(Newser) - Among today's young people, more young women are eager to rake in cash than are their male counterparts. Some two-thirds of 18- to 34-year-old women say a successful, high-paying job is "one of the most important things" or "very important" to them, a Pew report finds, compared... More »

Romney Camp on Equal Pay: 'We'll Get Back to You on That'

Campaign won't comment on the Ledbetter Act

(Newser) - Asked today if Mitt Romney supports an equal-pay for women law, the candidate's campaign declined to answer—a gaffe that President Obama's campaign quickly picked up and ran with. Romney's campaign was asked about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act—the first bill Obama signed into... More »

Female Execs Few, but They Out-Earn the Boys

Overall, women still earn less than men

(Newser) - America's top businesswomen are making top dollar, finds Bloomberg . Sixteen women heading companies in the S&P 500 Index averaged payouts of $14.2 million last year. That's 43% more than the male average. Carol Bartz of Yahoo and Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft led the way, pulling in $47.2... More »

This Mother's Day, She's Likely at Work

Women take on role of breadwinner as 4 of 5 lost jobs hit men

(Newser) - She's chef, cheerleader, and Florence Nightengale to scraped knees, but with the economy stinking like a previously enjoyed diaper, Mom is more and more often also a family's breadwinner, reports NPR. As male-dominated industries hemorrhage jobs, 14% of working moms are taking second jobs, a survey suggests. The recession has... More »

Women's Workforce Equality Comes at a Price

(Newser) - At long last, women hold more than 49% of American jobs in this country, and 50% is in reach. But hold the confetti, writes Ellen Goodman of the Boston Globe. It's happening "because men are losing their jobs even faster than women." Last year, men took home eight... More »

Gender Pay Gap Persists at CEO Level, Too

Women CEOs still earn up to two-thirds less than male chief execs

(Newser) - When it comes to equal pay for equal work, female CEOs have yet to level the playing field, either, blogs Jena McGregor in BusinessWeek. Women at the top today earn 85% of what their male counterparts make—$1.75 million compared with $2.1 million at the median—even though... More »

Fiorina Hosts NY Event for Hillary Funders

Dem malcontents pledge 'maybe millions' of votes for McCain

(Newser) - About 25 disgruntled Hillary Clinton donors met Tuesday with a top adviser to John McCain, and promised “hundreds of thousands and maybe millions of votes” for the Republican—if their conditions were met. Carly Fiorina said the women she met in New York were “intensely uncomfortable with the... More »

Equal Pay Is Obama's Women Card

Dem plays to economic issues, away from polarizing abortion

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn't talking about Roe v. Wade much before female audiences these days, Politico reports, focusing rather on a case seen to have undermined women's rights to equal pay. In highlighting Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tires rather than abortion, the Democrat is tapping into economic concerns while steering clear of... More »

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