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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME Will Disproportionately Hurt Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court ignored decades of precedent and decided in a 5 to 4 decision that individuals who enjoy the protections of public sector union representation do not have to contribute to the

June 26, 2018

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim Ban in the case of Trump vs. Hawaii. The following is a statement from Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy of the National Women’s

June 26, 2018

Supreme Court Decision in NIFLA v. Becerra is damaging for people who are pregnant, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in a damaging decision for pregnant women and access to reproductive health care, the Supreme Court struck down the California FACT Act in a 5-4 decision. The California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care

June 26, 2018

On Behalf of Notre Dame Students, Groups Sue Trump-Pence Administration and University Over Backroom Deal to Take Away Coverage of Birth Control

SOUTH BEND, IN — Citing flagrant defiance of federal law and the U.S. Constitution, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United), and the Center for Reproductive Rights

June 21, 2018

House Republicans Drastically Cut SNAP, Taking Food Assistance from Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Republicans passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. H.R. 2 proposes drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including restrictions on categorical eligibility, mandatory participation in the federal

June 20, 2018

NWLC Reacts to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Trump issued an executive order attempting to diffuse the self-induced crisis of separating families at the border by putting families in detention camps. This practice stands in stark contrast to reams of

June 20, 2018

NWLC Cheers Victory for Tipped Workers with DC’s Passage of Initiative 77

NWLC Cheers Victory for Tipped Workers with DC’s Passage of Initiative 77 (Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, DC residents voted decisively to bring One Fair Wage to the District by approving Initiative 77. This ballot measure will gradually

June 15, 2018

After Years of Legal Pressure, Walmart Updates Policy for Pregnant Employees

Questions Remain Around Policy Implementation & Compensation for Harmed Workers NEW YORK—On the heels of a report in today’s The New York Times, four organizations that have long advocated for fair treatment of pregnant employees announce

June 4, 2018

Supreme Court Case Declined to Rule that Religious Views of Business Owners Provide a Broad License to Discriminate

(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In its decision, the Court did not accept the invitation to announce that businesses may discriminate against LGBTQ individuals but

May 24, 2018

Senate Vote is a Missed Opportunity to Ensure Strong Reforms Dealing with Sexual Harassment Committed by Members of Congress

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan bill to address sexual harassment in Congress. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Today

May 23, 2018

Mothers Lose $16,000 Annually to the Wage Gap, NWLC Analysis Shows

Wage gap data released in advance of Mother’s Equal Pay Day (Washington, D.C.) While women in the U.S. who work full time, year round are typically paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to their

May 22, 2018

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Provides Financial Support for Low-Wage Women Workers Filing Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald’s

(Washington, D.C.) In the last several days, with the financial support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, women working in low-wage jobs at McDonald’s restaurants in nine cities across the country filed sexual harassment charges