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July 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Works By Women: Support Theatrical Work Written, Directed and/or Designed By Women!

WORKS BY WOMEN is an informal/ad hoc group of friends, colleagues, and theatre professionals who go to the theatre whenever possible to see work written, directed and designed by women. Founded by Ludovica Villar Hauser in the fall of 2009, WORKS BY WOMEN was conceived as a call to action in response to 50/50 in 2020, a grassroots organization dedicated to achieving parity by the 100th anniversary of American suffrage.

Under 20% of plays produced on American stages are written or… Continue

Added by NYWA Connect on July 30, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Victory! New laws mean more NYS contracts for women-owned businesses!

After years of work by legislators and advocates, including NYWA and EPCNYC, Gov. Paterson signed four MWBE Bills into law on July 15th. They will enable qualified Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs) to garner a much larger share of state contracts. Congratulations to all who have worked for this day, and special thanks to Nancy Ploeger, Chair of NYWA's Economic Empowerment Committee, for leading our efforts to create tangible change and increased…


Added by Beverly Neufeld on July 16, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Equal Pay Day Reality Check

The claim that American women

as a group face systemic wage discrimination is groundless.

Today is Equal Pay Day. Feminist groups and political leaders have set aside this day to protest the fact that women’s wages are, on average, 78

percent of men’s wages. “This date symbolizes how far into… Continue

Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Equal Pay Day 2010: Women, 78 Cents, Men, $1

Today’s the day when women workers finally catch up with the pay men received last year—the day we mark as Equal Pay Day. Being three months and 20 days behind men’s wages means women who work full-time still are

paid, on average, 78 cents for every dollar men are paid. According to

the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the

median wages of full-time, year-round workers in 2008 stood at…


Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Barack Obama and Equal Pay for Women --

What do you call a man who

sermonizes about the evils of paying women less than men but allows that

very practice in his own office? While a certain unflattering noun

would leap to the mind of most, we can now apply a proper one: Barack


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Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

REMEMBER THIS? Obama Signs Equal Pay for Equal Work Bill Ending Gender Pay Discrepancies: The New Legislation Amends the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Calling pay equity not a women's issue but a family issue, President Obama

today signed a new bill seeking to end decades-long pay

disparities between men and women.

Joined in the East Room of the DL-analyze" href="http://topics.abcnews.go.com/topic/White-House"">White House by… Continue

Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 7:54pm — No Comments

(Reuters) - Women council workers win equal pay case

Thousands of women
council workers at one of the largest local authorities won an equal pay
case on Tuesday which could lead to payouts worth millions of pounds.

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Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Advocate Capitol News Bureau - Bill mandating equal pay for women fails again.

A bill intended to create equal pay for women doing the same work as men was defeated Thursday in a House committee on a party-line vote. It marked the fifth time since 2005 the House or a
House committee has rejected similar legislation.

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Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

ABC News (Melbourne) Thousands rally for equal pay for women --

Thousands of people have gathered at a rally at Melbourne's Federation Square to demand equal pay for women. The Australian Services Union (ASU) has organised the rally as part of what its calling the biggest protest against wage disparity in more
than 30 years.

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Added by Pat Lewis on July 15, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Crime @ the Beach: Solving Your Summer Reading Dilemma. Upcoming Crime Prevention 101 Radio Show

Air Date: 7/08/10 @ 8pm eastern - VoiceAmerica.com network

To Listen:…


Added by Susan Bartelstone on July 7, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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