Workplace

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With women still paid only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, it’s clear that we have a long way to go to make the workplace fair for women in the United States.

 

Child Care Workforce

Child care providers, who are overwhelmingly women, care for and educate the next generation while making it possible for today’s parents to earn a living. They deserve fair pay and good working conditions.

Data on Poverty & Income

Year after year, data show that men typically earn more than women — and women are more likely to be poor. Single mothers, women of color, and elderly women living alone are at particularly high risk

Equal Pay and the Wage Gap

American women who work full time, year round are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men — and for women of color, the wage gap is even larger. It’s long past time to

Fair Work Schedules

Unpredictable, volatile work schedules in low-wage jobs can make it impossible for working women to make ends meet and care for their families.

Low-Wage Jobs

Women are more than twice as likely as men to work in occupations that typically pay $10.50 per hour or less — jobs such as child care workers, restaurant servers, maids and cashiers.

Minimum Wage

Two-thirds of minimum wage workers in the United States are women ― and the minimum wage falls far short of what it takes to live above the poverty line.

Non-Traditional Jobs for Women

Women are nearly half the U.S. workforce — but they make up only tiny percentages of employees in traditionally male jobs like construction.

Pregnancy, Parenting & the Workplace

No pregnant woman should have to choose between her health and her family’s economic security — but that’s exactly the choice some are forced to make. Pregnant women deserve fair treatment on the job.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment — ranging from derogatory comments to threats of sexual assault and rape — is still incredibly widespread for many women working in the United States. And it can have grave consequences.

Unemployment

Unemployment rates are still high for some groups of women and many women who want full-time jobs can’t find them. Unemployment insurance can be a critical safety net for jobless workers and their families.