Family Values @ Work presents a 5-minute short play, “Voices from the Front Lines,” which premiered to laughter and applause at an Atlanta summit on Equal Pay and Working Families. The play illustrates why work doesn’t work for too many people and sparks discussion about policies that can make a difference.
The Library of Congress has made a ton of images available of women working during WWII — actual real-life riveting Rosies. You can see a bunch more at Stuff Mom Never Told You.
Maternal status is now a bigger predictor of wage discrimination than gender. Crazy, right? Check out the rest of these policies that are in the modern workplace, and not 1960s Mad Men: http://www.buzzfeed.com/momsrising/7-ways-that-1960s-madmen-looks-like-2014-htro
Moms experience some of the most extreme wage hits. For example, a Columbia University study found that with equal resumes and job experiences, mothers were offered $11,000 lower starting salaries than non-mothers (fathers, on the other hand, were offered $6,000 more in starting salaries than non-fathers).
Check out some of these Mad Men workplace policies that are reality: http://www.buzzfeed.com/momsrising/7-ways-that-1960s-madmen-looks-like-2014-htro
As the final season of Mad Men approaches, we’re excited to see our favorite characters back again on the small screen – we just wish that we could turn off workplace discrimination as …
Confession: I grew up believing that women had mostly achieved equality in the workplace and the world. But when my first child was born, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. For too many, motherhood is a barrier to equality, to pay, and to economic security.
Who’s that in the cool dark glasses standing behind the President? Why, it’s @lawncherub, Ruth Martin, our superhero mama campaign director for fair pay at @MomsRising. Her tireless leadership on this issue is why she’s among the group of powerful advocates standing with the President today. This is a victory for families’ economic security!