AAUW Applauds House Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

By passing this the Paycheck Fairness Act, the House of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to the economic security of American women and their families. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 27, 2019

A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019
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A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

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AAUW Applauds Paycheck Fairness Act Introduction in Congress

Contact: Mary C. Hickey hickeym@aauw.org 202.785.7748 973.819.3608 (cell) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Momentum Building for Equal Pay Laws around the Country WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) commends […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   January 31, 2019
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Gender Pay Gap Shortchanges Women $500 Billion Annually; Biggest Gaps among Financial Managers, Physicians and Surgeons

AAUW’s updated report, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, found that working women lose out on $500 billion a year because of a persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 23, 2018

AAUW Reacts to Kavanaugh Confirmation

AAUW denounces the Senate’s vote today to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court. The integrity of the Court, which has the final say on the health, education, and economic security of women and girls, will be forever altered by the confirmation of a Justice rushed through a partisan process. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 06, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's listens to opening remarks during Senate Confirmation Hearings on September 4, 2018, for his nomination to the Supreme Court. (NBC News screenshot)

AAUW Urges Withdrawal of Kavanaugh Nomination

AAUW believes that if the Senate will not allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nomination must be withdrawn. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 27, 2018
Sharable graphic: Women in the United States are typically paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men.

AAUW Statement: It’s Time to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Today’s news that the gender pay gap remains stuck at 20 cents on the dollar reminds us once again that we need to accelerate our efforts to eliminate this inequity once and for all.  Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 12, 2018

AAUW Statement Opposing the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

AAUW opposes Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. It is clear to us that he would do grave harm by undermining positions central to AAUW’s mission. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   August 03, 2018
Black women in the U.S. are typically paid 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Black Women and the Pay Gap

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   August 01, 2018