Tag: gender inequality

WOW! 1/2 $$$ Trillion Less Pay For Women

Women lose $513 billion a year in wages due to gender pay gap and math is worse for some —Charisse Jones, –USA TODAY– Oct. 23, 2018 |  (Photo: Getty Images) Women experience $513 billion in lost wages a year because of the…

Sickening Inequality — CT 3rd Most Unequal State!

Connecticut in Crisis: How inequality is paralyzing ‘America’s country club’ The state is caught in an economic straitjacket and there’s no easy way out By Jared Bennett  July 26, 2018 –Center for Public Integrity Main Street in Bridgeport, the largest city in…

Maternity Leave — Unions Help You Get It!

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave Union-represented working mothers are at least 17 percent more likely to use paid maternity leave than comparable nonunion working mothers Facilitating working mothers’ use of paid maternity leave is a key…

Expensive Day Care Driving Women From The Work Force?

Why are so many women dropping out of the workforce? By Natalie Kitroeff — Los Angeles Times — May 28, 2017 Mari Villaluna never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. The 36-year-old spent a decade building up a resume as a…

Why should the poor languish in jail? Bail reform passes!

Bail reform wins final passage in Senate By: Mark Pazniokas and Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror Bail reforms intended to ensure that indigent defendants are not jailed simply for lack of resources won final passage in the Senate early Wednesday…

New Report – Punished for Taking Medical Leave – Wal-Mart

Report: “Pointing Out: How Walmart Unlawfully Punishes Workers for Medical Absences” Executive Summary: Walmart is proud of its heritage as a family-founded company. Ironically, while the Walton family touts its family values, Walmart’s absence control program punishes workers who need…

How Long Will It Take For CT To Dream– Now Is The Time

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort by Jack Kramer, CTNewsJunkie HARTFORD, CT — Trying to pass legislation to give immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities has always been a toss-up issue, and the recent arrest of…

Poll of Small Biz Supports Paid Family Leave

Paid leave proponents say small businesses back their effort PATRICIA DADDONA – Hartford Business Journal An organization that supports establishing a paid family and medical leave program in Connecticut says 77 percent of the 243 Connecticut small business owners recently surveyed…