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National Women’s Law Center Employees Form Staff Union

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020 - Today, the staff members of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced they have unionized with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). NWLC management voluntarily recognized the union, NWLC United....

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Financially Supports $500 Million Sexual Harassment Class Action Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Restaurants in Florida

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Florida McDonald’s workers announced they have filed a $500 million class action lawsuit seeking to force the company to address a “systemic sexual harassment problem” in its more than 100 corporate owned...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.  ...

New poll of Michigan Black women voters released

DETROIT -- Over seven in 10 Black women voters (74%) in Michigan believe political candidates are failing to address the issues that are central to their lives, according to the findings of an online poll of 525 Michigan Black women...

NWLC Extends Gratitude to 2020 Female Presidential Candidates

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:   “Future generations will remember this election cycle as a critical moment in the fight...

NWLC Reacts to Oral Arguments In Historic Abortion Access Case

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women's Law Center:   "The justices asked the hard question that showed at least some of them believe...

NWLC Applauds Introduction of the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky and Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the Part-Time Workers Bill of Rights—bold new legislation that will afford crucial protections to millions of part-time workers.   Employers routinely exclude part-time workers from workplace benefits, pay them less than their full-time counterparts, and...

Senate Votes on Two Extreme Anti-Abortion Measures

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate will vote on two anti-abortion bills. One bill – S. 310 and S. 311 – would deny families the ability to decide for themselves how they would like to spend...

Weinstein Verdict “Shows That Our Work Is Not Done”

(New York City, NY) Today, a jury convicted Harvey Weinstein of first degree sexual assault and third degree rape.    The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National...