Archive | April, 2009

It’s Equal Pay Day!

In order to make what the average man made in 2008, the average woman has to work all of that year, and through today, April 28, in 2009. Equal Pay Day signifies that 23% gap between men’s and women’s wages, assuming both work year round and full time. Before I hear a chorus of “lifestyle [...]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Written by MOTHERS volunteer Kelly Coyle DiNorcia ( work from home (as a paid employee) for a youth sports organization. I have an almost four-year-old daughter and an almost one-year-old son. Though we have a sitter who comes once a week so I can have some undisturbed time to work, I am mostly juggling my [...]

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Workplace Policy Only Gets You So Far

I understand that women can improve their financial position by being paid fairly. We can change how work is done, make paid sick days available, and take longer paid maternity and paternity leaves when our children are born or adopted. We can expand the rules for unemployment insurance so women actually receive it. Part-time workers [...]

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