Equality at last? Not in Missouri’s paychecks. Equal pay for equal work!

HAPPY NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY In honor of supporting this issue, AAUW (American Association of University Women) hosted a State Capitol Rally April 17th to promote equal pay for women in Missouri. The rally in Jefferson City highlighted the wage gap issue… Continue Reading

Walmart Women Still Seek Justice In Sex Discrimination Case

Alice Hines, Huffington Post • Posted: 02/4/2012 8:13 am  The women who say Walmart discriminates aren’t giving up. Five hundred female employees in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina filed discrimination charges last week with the Equal Employment and Opportunity… Continue Reading

Newt Gingrich dismisses gender wage gap

Ladies, Newt Gingrich thinks we should just calm down and stop worrying about this silly little “gender wage gap.” The real problem, you see, is that the plight of women is improving so rapidly that we should actually be concerned about men.… Continue Reading

Missouri’s gender pay gap widens

How disappointing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Personal Finance blog reports that new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the gender wage gap widening in Missouri. The average full-time female Missouri worker makes only 75¢ for each dollar earned by… Continue Reading

Women file another sex-discrimination suit against Wal-Mart

In 2001, a group of current and former female Wal-Mart employees across the nation filed suit, arguing that the retail giant violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against them because of their gender. The district court certified… Continue Reading

Gender wage gap persists; Women earn 86¢ for every dollar earned by men

Motoko Rich has a disturbing but unsurprising piece on the gender wage gap in the New York Times’ Economix Blog. Here are some statistics: In 2010, women earned 86¢ for each dollar earned by men. “[A]mong so-called creative class workers like architects,… Continue Reading