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May 6, 2020

NWLC Responds to Department of Education’s Gutting of Protections For Sexual Assault Survivors

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education released finalized regulations that radically weaken the federal enforcement of Title IX protections against sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment in schools. The following is a statement

May 1, 2020

NWLC Responds to Vice President Biden’s Denial of Sexual Assault Allegation

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Vice President Biden directly addressed the allegations before him head-on today — anyone running for office should do

April 29, 2020

Court Approves $14 Million Settlement Agreement with Pregnant Workers from 2013-2014

Pregnant workers represented by co-counsel A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center announced that on April 29, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois approved

April 28, 2020

NWLC Urges Trump Administration to Halt Confirmation of Federal Judges

(Washington, D.C.) Despite the COVID-19 global health crisis, the Trump-Pence Administration and Mitch McConnell continue to push forward the confirmation of judges to lifetime positions in courts across the country. Since March 11, the White House

April 23, 2020

Prematurely Lifting State Stay-At-Home Orders Is a Treacherous Decision that Disproportionately Hurts Low-Paid Women of Color, Says NWLC

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, NWLC Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice: “The treacherous decisions by governors in South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee to lift stay-at-home orders are based on nothing more

April 23, 2020

Analysis: At Least $9.6 Billion Needed Each Month to Preserve Child Care System Nationwide Through Pandemic

(Washington, D.C.) The child care system needs at least $9.6 billion each month in public funding during the pandemic to provide emergency relief and avoid permanent closures of child care providers and economic destabilization, according to

April 22, 2020

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. “We

April 13, 2020

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 and

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