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Paycheck parity: Assembly backs equal pay for women

California lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure intended to help female employees receive the equal pay to their male counterparts.<p>Current state law, enacted in 1949, requires employers to pay women and men equal wages if they perform equal work in the same establishment.<p>Pay differentials are …

Women paid 24 per cent less than men globally: UN agency

MANILA, Philippines -- A UN agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 per cent less than men on global average and …

World Economy

Batgirl Demands Equal Pay for Women in This 1973 PSA

Here's a vintage PSA where the notion of equal pay for equal work is explained by none other than Batgirl.<p>Batman and Robin may be imprisoned next to …

UN official says women in Asia paid 30 percent less than men

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.N. agency is mounting a worldwide campaign for equal pay for women, who get 24 percent less than men on global average …

California adopts bill ensuring equal pay for women

1 / 2<p>Winner for Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette made an impassioned plea for equal pay for women during her acceptance speech at the …

Meryl Streep wrote 535 letters to Congress asking for equal pay for women—and here's what happened

Meryl Streep just debuted her new film <i>Suffragette</i> at the Telluride Film Festival. In the film, Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the …

Feminism

Equal Pay for Women Can Cut Poverty in Half, Boost Wages Significantly, AND Grow the Economy. Can Any Other Policy Lever Do That?

Every September, the U.S. Census Bureau releases its update on income and poverty in the United States. I -- along with many other economists, policy wonks, data geeks, and others -- impatiently refresh the Census.gov website to learn whether there has been any improvement in men's and women's …