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April 2, 2020

Low-Paid Women Workers on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Are at High Risk of Living in Poverty, Even When Working Full-time

(Washington, D.C.) Women are nearly two-thirds of the 22.2 million workers in the 40 lowest-paying jobs in America, according to a new report by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). These jobs routinely pay less than

April 1, 2020

Congress Must Take Action To Support Women Through The Trump Recession

(Washington, D.C.) As an economic recession grips families and communities across the nation, a coalition of leading women’s rights organizations are calling on Congress to take necessary action to help women survive this disaster and the next

March 31, 2020

Low-paid Women Workers on COVID-19 Frontlines Face a Double-Whammy of a Pandemic and a Gender Wage Gap, Says New NWLC Analysis

(Washington, D.C.) Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, March 31, the day which marks when women’s typical salary finally catches up to men’s typical salary from the year before.  Given the essential  roles many low-paid women workers

March 27, 2020

Congress Passes Phase III Stimulus Bill As Women and Families Near Economic Brink

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center, in reaction to the Congress’ passage of the Phase III coronavirus stimulus bill:  “The very foundations of American

March 26, 2020

Child Care Industry Left Short By Phase III Stimulus

(Washington, D.C.) In a stimulus package totaling over $2 trillion, Congress provided just $3.5 billion in dedicated funding for child care and additional loans and grants for small businesses that will benefit child care providers. While

March 23, 2020

Working Families Need More Than Mitch McConnell Is Offering

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center “Leader McConnell’s bill leaves behind far too many of our neighbors to serve as an adequate response to such

March 18, 2020

Communications Workers of America, United Steelworkers Seek to Intervene in Crucial Case to Defend Civil Rights Enforcer

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and United Steelworkers (USW) filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Oracle America against the Department of Labor in which Oracle seeks to

March 18, 2020

NWLC Reacts to Senate Passage of Second Coronavirus Stimulus

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “This bill is a critical first move to responding to this crisis, and its passage will save lives

March 12, 2020

Child Care Providers Deserve COVID-19 Crisis Support

(Washington, D.C.) As the spread of the coronavirus tests the country’s economy, the National Women’s Law Center is joining a coalition of public policy experts calling on Congress for swift and immediate action to support child care

March 12, 2020

NWLC Reacts to Proposed Pandemic Stimulus

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:   “This bill is a critical down payment on ensuring that families and communities in the direct path

March 11, 2020

NWLC Reacts to Harvey Weinstein Sentence

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):  “I am grateful to the Silence Breakers who bravely came forward and risked so much to stop

March 10, 2020

Congress Must Act to Support Working Families During COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center is joining a coalition of public policy experts across the country calling on Congress to take immediate action to support  American workers during the spread of COVID-19.   The