Erin Weber, M.P.A.

About Erin Weber

During her graduate studies, Erin worked as a campaign assistant for international advocacy coalition groups. After moving to D.C, she served her AmeriCorps year at a D.C. public school before joining the U.S. Public Interest Research Group’s New Economy Program as the Communications Director and Campaigns Associate. At U.S. PIRG, she coordinated state and federal advocacy campaigns that sought to redefine traditional definitions of work and provide basic needs to low income individuals.

Erin received her B.A. in politics from New York University and her M.P.A from NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service.

Free Community College Proposed in the American Families Plan Will Benefit Student Parents and Families With Low Incomes For Generations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 28, 2021 Contact: Erin Weber [...]

By Erin Weber|2021-04-28T16:46:19-05:00April 28, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Americans Are Getting Back to Work, but Job Growth is Twice as High For Men Than For Women, and the Gender Jobs Deficit Widens

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By Erin Weber|2021-04-06T14:24:10-05:00April 2, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Economic Recovery at Risk: Proposed Infrastructure Bill by Biden Administration Should Include More Help For Women Workers Who Are Hit Hardest by the Pandemic

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By Erin Weber|2021-04-01T15:39:54-05:00March 23, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

New IWPR Report Reveals Urgent Need to Support Student Parents’ Return to College amid Challenges Exacerbated by the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 16, 2021 Contact: Erin Weber | [...]

By Erin Weber|2021-03-16T11:35:36-05:00March 16, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Big Bold Relief Bill Will Help Millions of Women and Families and Will Lead to the End the She-cession

Washington, DC – IWPR applauds the House and the Senate and President Biden for enacting the American Rescue Plan, an historic relief package that will uplift women and families.  “Women and families are facing extraordinary challenges that require bold solutions,” said C. Nicole Mason, PhD, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). “Now they will finally get some of the help they need to survive the pandemic with the delivery of this landmark relief package.” 

By Erin Weber|2021-03-12T17:27:47-05:00March 12, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

New Report Lifts up the Voices of Black, Latina and Afro-Latina Women in the Construction Trades

Washington, D.C. – A new policy brief, “Here to Stay: Black, Latina and Afro-Latina Women in Construction Trades Apprenticeships and Employment,” highlights that while the number of Black women apprentices grew by over 50 percent and the number of Latina apprentices nearly doubled between 2016 and 2019, Black and Latina women remain severely underrepresented (3.6 percent) in federally registered trade apprenticeships.

By Erin Weber|2021-03-08T21:44:37-05:00March 8, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

New Jobs Numbers Show that Women Recovered fewer than Half of All Jobs Lost since February 2020

Washington, DC— While new Employment Situation data for February shows a 245,000 increase in women’s jobs on payroll (64.6% of all added jobs), women are still 5.1 million jobs below February 2020, compared with 4.4 million fewer jobs on payroll for men; at its deepest level in April 2020 women’s payroll employment was down 12.1 million.  

By Erin Weber|2021-03-08T03:14:45-05:00March 8, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Gender Wage Gap Shrinks in 2020 Due to Tremendous Job Losses for Lowest Paid – Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist

Washington, DC – A new policy brief, The Weekly Gender Wage Gap by Race and Ethnicity: 2020 from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), provides the first data on COVID-19’s impact on the gender wage gap. It finds that the wage gap narrowed, but reasons for the change point to growing inequality instead of progress for women. Women’s average earnings increased more than men’s because lowest paid women were the most likely to lose jobs during the COVID-19 shecession – and are no longer counted in the average women’s weekly median earnings.  As a result of the missing lowest-paid women, the gender wage gap narrowed, between all women and men, and between women and men by race and ethnicity.

By Erin Weber|2021-03-08T03:13:57-05:00March 4, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments