equal pay http://wrkf.org en Tilting at Windmills: Annual Bills, Same Result http://wrkf.org/post/tilting-windmills-annual-bills-same-result <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It appeared to be “Tilting at Windmills Day” at the Capitol Thursday, with committees hearing this year’s version of bills that seem doomed to perennial failure.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 25702 at http://wrkf.org Tilting at Windmills: Annual Bills, Same Result White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate http://wrkf.org/post/white-house-learns-complications-pay-equity-debate Money and politics don't always make for polite conversation, but President Obama tried to tackle both at the White House on Tuesday.<p>Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at encouraging conversation about men's and women's pay scales. It's a talk that Democrats hope will yield political gains this year.<p>It also raised questions, though, about how the administration pays its own people.<p>Standing before a crowd of women in the White House East Room, President Obama noted that the average woman working full time in America makes just 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 24914 at http://wrkf.org White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate Why Women Don't Ask For More Money http://wrkf.org/post/why-women-dont-ask-more-money When Emily Amanatullah was a graduate student studying management, she couldn't help noticing that a lot of the classic advice in the field was aimed more at men than women. Negotiation tactics in particular seemed tougher for women to master.<p>"You realize they're pretty at odds with how women comport themselves and how they're expected to comport themselves," she says.<p>She started to talk to other women and to examine her own behavior. All the women she spoke to said they hated advocating for themselves at work. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Ashley Milne-Tyte 24869 at http://wrkf.org Why Women Don't Ask For More Money Study Ranks Louisiana Second Worst State For Equal Pay http://wrkf.org/post/study-ranks-louisiana-second-worst-state-equal-pay <p><span class="BodyCopy">Earlier this year Congress voted down the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure that would have made it easier for workers to address suspected wage discrimination with their employers. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Louisiana has been ranked one of the worst offenders when it comes to paying women less than men for doing the same job. Efforts by equal pay advocates to make changes at the state level have failed.</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2162 at http://wrkf.org