In the Lead
The first week in May marked one year since Politico published a leaked draft of the opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that overturned Roe v. Wade. That leak turned out to be an accurate preview of what we all feared was coming: the complete upending of abortion access across the United States.
May 3rd is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women’s Equal Pay Day—the day an average AAPI woman must work into the new year to make what the average White man made the year prior. Based on the median annual earnings of anyone who worked for pay in 2019 (latest available data), AAPI women earned just 75.5 percent of what White men made: $38,392 compared to $50,849 for White men
Five Steps to Close the Gender and Racial Wage Gap for Latinas
By Eve Mefferd The last Equal Pay Day of the year—October 21, 2021—marks the number of days into the new year that Latinas must work to earn what White men earned in 2020 (based on median annual earnings). Latinas’ median annual earnings for full-time, year-round work are $38,718, compared to $67,629 for White men. With a national wage gap of 42.7 percent, this means Latinas earn just 57 cents for every dollar made by White men, the largest difference of [...]
Opinion Article: The Washington failure that’s making us sick
Great new @CNN opinion piece by @molly_dickens and @darbysaxbe explores why the #BuildBackBetter plan’s caregiver support policies will impact short and long-term health through stress and #healthcare costs.
The Future of the Working Woman: How to Support Women in the Workforce
Tune in TODAY Oct 14 at 12PM ET for an important conversation with our president and CEO C. Nicole Mason — The Future of the Working Woman: How to Support Women in the Workforce — hosted by Washingtonian and sponsored by Cigna! Listen to leaders discuss how to better support women in the workforce following the challenges of the pandemic. There is still time to register! https://www.washingtonian.com/.../the-future-of-the.../
Shaping the Future of Work: A Conversation about Women and Work Post-Covid by Future of Work PBS
Join our president and CEO C. Nicole Mason as she will be moderating Shaping the Future of Work: A Conversation about Women and Work Post-Covid — a co-sponsored event with PBS and Institute for Women's Policy Research! Tune in tomorrow Oct 13 to see featured panelists from Women Employed, Cara Chicago, and Washington Center for Equitable Growth. #FutureOfWorkPBS #shecession Register for the free virtual event today! https://bit.ly/3vdFjoE
Jobs Day is Here!
#JobsDay is here! New data show decline in women's jobs on payroll, for the first time since December 2020. Men’s jobs on payroll increased by 200k while women’s fell by 26k. The gender gap in recovery widens. Women are still 2.9 mil below pre-COVID-19 levels, men are 2.1 mil below. #shecession ### New Institute for Women's Policy Research chart shows #unemployment fell for women across race/ethnicity, for Asian women (unadj.) from 4.2 to 3.4%, Black women 7.9% to 7.3%, [...]
Building Blocks: Child Care Solutions that Work for Tradeswomen
By Eve Mefferd Work in the construction trades, with high wages and good benefits for union members, can be a promising path to economic security for women. However, the industry presents additional challenges for those with children. For the many parents who work in the trades— half of the 2,635 respondents to IWPR’s 2021 Tradeswomen’s Retention and Advancement Survey have children younger than 18 (forthcoming)— finding child care that covers construction hours can be difficult, since construction jobs often require [...]