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For Women, Salary Negotiation Workshops Pay Off

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For Women, Salary Negotiation Workshops Pay Off
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Boston Globe
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Judi C Casey

Congratulations to WFRN member Ann Bookman on this innovative program. 

"Of 52 workshop attendees interviewed as part of a new study by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston, nearly half either negotiated a pay raise at their current job or a starting salary at a new job that bumped them up to or above the market rate.  In short: They achieved pay equity, which is precisely the goal of the workshops."

The Truth about the Gender Wage Gap

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The Truth about the Gender Wage Gap
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Vox
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Judi C Casey

"The survey of thousands of business school graduates showed that men had slightly higher salaries right out of the gate.  But the most astounding thing happened nine years later: The distance between men and women's salaries more than doubled"

Can the Working Family Work in America?

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News Article
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Can the Working Family Work in America?
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The American Prospect, Stephanie Coontz
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Judi C Casey

America still hasn't adjusted to family realities in the 21st century. Here's what needs to be done and why we need to do it.

SIGN ON BY Wed, 6/8: Request for Professors to Sign Letter in Support of DOL Overtime Rule

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Announcement
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SIGN ON BY Wed, 6/8: Request for Professors to Sign Letter in Support of DOL Overtime Rule
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National Employment Law Project (via National Partnership for Women & Families)
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Vicki Shabo

Hello WFRN faculty members-

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

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Press Release
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Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay
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Center for American Progress
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Judi C Casey

"Fortunately, there are measures that policymakers can take to establish fair pay practices, combat pay discrimination and close the wage gap. But to do so, they must have a clear understanding of the underlying problems and the solutions that could make a difference by improving workplace practices.

Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs

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Report
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Pathways to Equity: Narrowing the Wage Gap by Improving Women’s Access to Good Middle-Skill Jobs
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Institute for Women's Policy Research
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Dowgun

Half of the gender wage gap is due to women working in different occupations and sectors than men. Improving women’s access to good middle-skill jobs can help close the wage gap and improve women’s economic security. The IWPR's Pathways to Equity Initiative shows job changes that can improve women’s economic standing and meet employers’ demands for skilled workers.

How To Bridge That Stubborn Pay Gap

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How To Bridge That Stubborn Pay Gap
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New York Times
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dowgun

More than a half-century after President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, the gender pay gap is still with us. Women earn 79 cents for every dollar men earn, according to the Census Bureau.  That statistic is based on the median salaries of full-time workers, not men and women doing the same jobs, but other data show that the gap occurs in a broad range of occupations. Women who are surgeons earn 71 percent of what men earn, while food preparers earn 87 percent, according to data from Claudia Goldin, a Harvard economist.

Let’s Expose the Gender Pay Gap

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Let’s Expose the Gender Pay Gap
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"Think about it. Calling out top executives for making too much money will at most embarrass a few suits. But calling out companies for paying women too little will help millions -- and perhaps crack one of the most intractable problems of our time."

A Gender-Equality Club, Run by Men

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A Gender-Equality Club, Run by Men
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"On Leadership" column for the Washington Post
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dowgun

Last year, students at the Wharton School started a campus club focused on gender equality. They called it the 22s, after the percentage gap that persists between men's and women's pay. Since its founding, the club has hosted discussions about discrimination, screened a film about gender issues, and conducted surveys that examine attitudes about equality.

These Are the New Rules of Work

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These Are the New Rules of Work
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Fast Company
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Judi C Casey

Forget everything you've always known about work.  The rules have changed.

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