There is a sneaky initiative on the November ballot that would put California on its way to higher poverty and lower wages. Dubbed the “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act,” this initiative could increase the number of uninsured workers, double the wage gap, and cut your annual income by almost $6,000.
Also known as the “Paycheck Protection” initiative, the measure would put California on a path to becoming a right-to-work state, [...]
By Carrie Lukas
Holidays are sometimes moved for the convenience of the calendar. Each year, Americans celebrate George Washington‘s birthday on the third Monday of February – not on his actual birthday, which is February 22 – to ensure that the public has a long weekend. Yet the logic behind declaring Tuesday, April 17, “Equal Pay Day” as the feminist movement has dubbed it, is increasingly flawed.
Equal Pay Day is supposed to [...]
by 24/7 Wall St.
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March is Women’s History Month, and March 8th is International Women’s Day. First observed in the U.S. on February 28, 1909, the day has come to symbolize women’s struggles for equal rights. While it’s been nearly a century since women across the country won the right to vote and the right to work alongside men, equal pay continues to remain a distant goal.
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By CARRIE LUKAS, WSJ
Tuesday is Equal Pay Day—so dubbed by the National Committee for Pay Equity, which represents feminist groups including the National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority, the National Council of Women’s Organizations and others. The day falls on April 12 because, according to feminist logic, women have to work that far into a calendar year before they earn what men already earned the [...]