Equal Pay

 

Make Time for Action on Equal Pay Day

IN FOCUS

ECONOMIC SECURITY

A Victory for Pay Equity
A recent ruling by a federal district court in Washington, D.C., is promising sign of progress for equal pay. The court held that the U.S. government acted illegally when it stopped the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from collecting compensation information by gender, race and ethnicity from large companies. The government was ordered to move ahead with requiring private employers and federal contractors with more than 100 employees to provide pay data to the EEOC by May 2019.
Aileen Rizo’s Fight for Fairness Continues
We were disappointed that the Supreme Court recently sent the case of AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund plaintiff Aileen Rizo back to the Ninth Circuit on a technicality. In Rizo’s landmark case, the Ninth Circuit ruled that using prior salary alone wasn’t enough to justify a wage differential — a big leap forward for pay equity. However, because the Court ruled on a technicality without addressing the salary discrimination at issue, Rizo’s fight continues. AAUW has stood with Rizo since adopting her case in 2015.

LEADERSHIP

A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay 
A decade after the passage of the legislation that bears her name, renowned pay equity activist Lilly Ledbetter is still fighting — this time for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act. We asked her to share her story and her wisdom with us.
We Asked, You Answered: What Makes a Good Leader?
As part of a new weekly feature called #AAUWAsks, we asked our members and supporters on social media to share their perspectives about the characteristics of a good leader. Thanks to all who contributed. We think you came up with a pretty awesome job description! Stay tuned for a new question every week on Facebook and Instagram.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

NCCWSL Helps Students Move from Classroom to Company
Finding your dream job or the perfect grad program can be daunting. The National College for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) Career and Graduate School Fair can help. It connects college women to recruiters from top schools and employers. Want to recruit the best and brightest to your own organization? Register to become an exhibitor. In 2018, we attracted women from over 300 colleges and universities in 48 states.