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Equal Pay Day 2013: Women Still Making Fraction What Men Make
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day in which advocates say women must work until to make the same amount as men made last year. Nearly 50 years after the passing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, full-time year-round female employees make only as much as 80 percent of what their male counterparts make. Those analyzing this look at various factors such as occupational preferences and differences in the degree that men and women differ in family activities, but many studies still point to discrimination as being at least one factor. We talk to Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, DC.
FEC Vacancies Mean Lack of Electoral Law Enforcement
Beset by a long-term vacancy and ridden with deadlock, the Federal Elections Commission has become seen as mostly dysfunctional, unable to carry out its task of enforcing rules regarding elections and electoral finance. A recent column in Roll Call referred to the FEC as a lame-duck, a reference to the fact that the terms for every remaining member are about to expire, and it goes on to point out a growing backlog of work and even the ability to even determine when violations occur. We speak to the author of that column, Eliza Newlin Carney who is also a staff writer for CQ Roll Call covering lobbying and influence.
Are you a female employee who has learned that her wage is lower than that of males doing the same work? Dr. Joan gives suggestions on how to meet with your boss: how to prepare and what to say. Are you experiencing relationship dilemmas? Are you having problems with a partner (partner of your heart or partner at work)? Are you going through a divorce? Are your children rebelling? Are you unsure of whether to accept a proposal (such as move in with someone, marry your fiance, or accept a
Equal opportunity is not preference. Equal opportunity means race, color, religion or national origin will not detemine an applicant to be qualified or unqualified. Equal opportunity says skin color can no longer be an automatic job rejection or an automatic hire. Equal opportunity assures the same hiring critria will apply to all applicants. Equal opportunity assures pay levels will be based on the job duties. Equal opportunity assures all Americans jobs will not
Did God create man and woman to be equal? What does our reality clearly teaches us? Is there any absolute, if not, how do we count for men not having the anatomy to carry and produce offspring. Or how do we count for women not having semen to inseminate and conceived offspring? Come with me and lets reason this...
On the next Nite Talks with Sasha: They go to school together everyday. They play sports and even cheer on the same squad but when it comes to prom ; they have to go their separate ways. Segregated proms in Wilcox County, Ga in 2013. We will discuss how is this legal? And what about the moral issue: Is it right? Is it better to be separate and equal? Tune in May 10th at 11:30pm EST / 8:30pm PST on blogtalkradio.com/nitetalkswithsasha to hear the discussion. Also call in at (215) 383- 3929 to make comments or listen to the show live.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
In her new book, Out & Equal at Work, founder and executive director, Selisse Berry, provides concrete examples of how workplaces around the world can value, affirm and protect the environments of diverse employees. Openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender executives and leaders tell their personal coming out stories and share firsthand accounts of how they work to bring lasting change to workplaces.
Join Selisse and I on Tuesday April 9th from 10-11 A.M. CT to learn how people should be judged by the work they do, rather than by their sexual orientation or gender identity, so they can support themselves, their families, and contribute to achieving a world free of discrimination for everyone.
Tune in Friday, May 10 at 1 p.m. when the next installment of Record Talk Radio will be devoted to the on-going debate over Bergen County's pay-to-play law.
Our guests will be Heather Taylor of The Citizens Campaign and Chuck Powers of Bergen Grassroots.
Both groups were instrumental in pursuading the Bergen County Freeholders to adopt a pay-to-play ordinance in December 2011.
The law limited the amount a no-bid contractor doing business with the county could contribute to a county political campaign.
The law was amended last week to allow vendors to give up to $5,200 per year to county political parties.
We'll talk about what's next for these two groups as well as an expected veto of the revised law by County Executive Kathleen Donovan.
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Bee's opinion! Equal opportunity has not arrived for all America. For centuries, America's rich, free White males purposely excluded all others groups. As time passed, other groups were provided some opportunity at the will and wave of the wand of America's rich, free White males. The wand of opportunity for Black Americans has been slow and next to none in its wave.
When America use laziness as cause for Blacks in poverty, America shows lack of knowledge of America's history. The rich free White male purchased Africans for economic reasons. The Slave industry was founded or should I say the slave industry was born, and the workers were chattel. Blacks were bought and sold to work, breeded like cattle to work, beat to submit and work more, and killed at the wave of the wand with no protection under the US laws.
Employment Opportunity for Blacks was solely at the will of the rich White male until the early 1960's. Even today poverty stats suspiciously reeks of racial discrimination. Highest rates of poverty in 2012 US, 35% Black; 34% Hispanic; 12% Asian, 9% White; A lot of poverty is contributed to slave wages.
2010 census data show racial demographics for US is 64% White; 16% Hispanic; 12% Black; 5% Asian; 1% American Indian and Alaska Native 2% two or more races. When I hear equal opportunity is racial entitlement, I can only think the speaker feels the rich free White male had the right idea when Black males were 3/4 human and Black women and children were disposable flesh.
Chapter 1: Immigration Bill Sees First Markup in U.S. Senate
Comprehensive immigration reform took another step towards becoming reality today as the Senate judiciary committee started reviewing amendments to a bill intended to give a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented residents of the United States. We talk to Niels Lesniewski, Reporter for Roll Call where he covers the U.S. Senate.
Chapter 2: House Hearing on Benghazi Incident Reignites Debate Over Security
The debate over what happened in Benghazi , Libya, has reignited following testimony by Gregory Hicks, the deputy chief of mission in the US Embassy in Libya at the time. We talk with Susan Ferrechio, Chief Congressional Correspondent, The Washington Examiner.
Chapter 3: House Passes Labor Bill Providing for Compensatory Time Over Overtime Pay
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow companies to give employees who work overtime compensatory time off rather than require them to provide overtime pay. The bill will likely have a much harder time in the Democrat-dominated Senate. What are Republicans looking to get from this? We talk to Jack Rasmus, Political economist at Saint Mary’s College and author of “Obama’s Economy: Recovery for the Few.”
Welcome to "Full Speech Ahead!" − the program where we look at communication in all its many facets, with an emphasis on the spoken word. I'm your host, public speaking coach Milo Shapiro from www.PublicDynamics.com .
My guest today: How much do you value yourself? How much is your time, your energy, and − for some of you − your fee worth to others? Do you give yourself away for less than you're entitled to in return? And what gets in the way of our feeling like we deserve the good back that we put out?
My guest today is Soul Dancer, author of the book and personal development program "Pay Me What I'm Worth!" which he applies not only to business, but to standing up for what you want in any aspect of life. Soul applies spiritual principles from his years as a monk (yes, you read that right) to solid 21st century living tips that make a difference for thousands who follow him. My interview with him right after my public speaking tip-of-the-week here on "Full Speech Ahead!"
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On this episode, lets talk about an issue that is center stage in the American spotlight. Equal rights.... those two scary words, as well as another rant about the ever increasing craziness of North Korea. So get pumped and tune in!!
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