News From: equal pay

by Guest Post | on Oct 23, 2018

Equal Pay for Equal Work at the VA

For the last four years, the union representing workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has been fighting for their female physicians to...

by AFL-CIO | on Oct 12, 2018

AFL-CIO: A Skilled Girlforce

AFL-CIO: The International Day of the Girl was created in 2012, and this year’s theme centers on creating “A Skilled GirlForce.” Here are three of our key strategies to achieve this...

by Brian Young | on May 09, 2018

20,000 Strike at University of California

More than 20,000 members of AFSCME Local 3299 are walking the picket line, shutting down the University of California campuses for the second straight day.  

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 12, 2018

We Need Equal Pay Data

An effort that would require big companies to reveal salary data by gender and race to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was blocked by the Trump administration. This is...

by Brian Young | on Mar 20, 2018

Preparing for Janus in New Jersey

New Jersey has a new Governor and the NJ AFL-CIO has a long wish of pro-worker and pro-union policies that they would like to see instituted. Two that are making their way through the legislature are...

by Kate Hogan | on Jul 31, 2017

Black Women Equal Pay Day

April 4th is the traditionally “Equal Pay Day” in the United States. This day is meant to pinpoint the additional amount of time it would take a woman to reach the same earning amount a...

by birchy82 | on Apr 06, 2017

The Big Apple Bans Pay History

New York has the lowest gender pay gap in the country and New York City is taking major steps to reduce it even further.  As UCOMM has previously reported, there is a movement to ban employers...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 04, 2017

The Paycheck Fairness Act

Today is Equal Pay Day, but rather than being a day to celebrate, it is a reminder of the continued work that is needed to reduce the wage gap between men and women in our country. Congressman Donald...

by Kris LaGrange | on Mar 27, 2017

Women's Hockey Double Standard

This year the Women’s Hockey World Championship will be held in Michigan.  Teams from Russia, Canada, Finland and more will be there, but the host country and defending champions may not...

by Press and Media | on Mar 06, 2017

Don't ask, Don't tell

A new movement across the country to battle wage inequality is to ban prospective employers from asking job seekers about their salary history.  The thought is that you are judged on how much...