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Equal Pay Day Is a Reminder That You Can’t Mansplain Away the Gender Pay Gap

Elise Gould and Jessica Schieder Economic Policy Institute
Even after extensive research has been done to show the gender pay gap exists (and persists), some skeptics refuse to believe the data. The infographic shows some of the most common criticisms of the gender wage gap and rebuts the “mansplainers” with data.

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Cutting Corporate Taxes Will Not Boost American Wages

Josh Bivens Economic Policy Institute
Policymakers who are sincere about boosting wages would heed the advice of Mishel and Eisenbrey (2015), and undertake policy measures to redistribute economic leverage and bargaining power away from capital owners and corporate managers and back to low- and middle-wage workers.

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Canadian, U.S. Unions Push for Wage Hike Amid NAFTA Talks

Ginger Adams Otis New York Daily News
Labor leaders in the U.S. have made it clear they are supportive of a NAFTA overhaul — but only if it helps eliminate the wage gap with Mexico and includes Canada’s long-shot demands for labor reform.

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Valerie Wilson, Janelle Jones, Kayla Blado, and Elise Gould Economic Policy Institute
July 31st is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long into 2017 an African American woman would have to work in order to be paid the same wages as her white male counterpart was paid last year.

The GOP’s Overtime Reform Plan: Fraud Masquerading as Flexibility

Justin Miller The American Prospect
Amid endless political cacophony in Washington, D.C., House Republicans are quietly advancing legislation that would drive a freight train through a central tenet of New Deal-era labor law: overtime. With Obama’s landmark overtime expansion blocked in the courts, conservatives roll out a plan that would undo overtime pay as we know it.

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Paid Family Leave and Child Care Could Erase Motherhood Wage Penalty

Gaby Galvin U.S. New & World Report
The wage gap between men and women in the U.S. shrunk drastically in the 1980s and early 1990s, as women joined the workforce in increasing numbers and earned degrees at higher rates, but the gap has remained relatively stagnant since the mid- to late 1990s. There's one major detriment to financial equality that women can't seem to shake: motherhood.
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