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Pay Equity Updates | AAUW Blog | Equity News

We hope this collaboration will further the connection between the experience, knowledge, formidable real-world grassroots networks and online advocacy tools of women’s advocacy organizations like AAUW with the powerful and growing communities of women online.  [Nancy Shoemaker will be attending the February 2 event. Let her know if there are issues of particular concern you’d like to pass along.]
Celebrate International Women’s Day with AAUW and CARE
AAUW encourages you to join CARE and more than 120,000 people gathering in 400 theaters across the U.S. to view “A Powerful Noise.” [See the Tar Heel Branch site for NC screening locations.]
AAUW Proposed Bylaws Q&A
Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the proposed AAUW Bylaws.
Current Topics Briefing #16 – a new structure for the regions
If the 2008 proposed bylaws are approved, AAUW will no longer have regions or regional directors as of July 1, 2009. In preparation for this potential change in AAUW’s volunteer structure, an alternative volunteer leadership model, the AAUW Leadership Corps or LC, is being proposed to the new AAUW board.
AAUW Proposed Bylaws
The proposed Bylaws are now available for review by members on the AAUW website under the Member Center.
AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund Plaintiff’s Case Settled
Sherry Towers, a postdoctoral research scientist employed by the Stony Brook University’s physics department, has settled her sex discrimination lawsuit against Stony Brook University.
Recommendations to the presidential transition team
Read documents AAUW has submitted to the transition team concerning pay equity and workplace opportunity legislation, improving access to higher education, improving girls’ and women’s opportunities in STEM fields, No Child Left Behind Act reauthorization, and family friendly work-life policies.
AAUW Applauds Choice of Hilda Solis for Labor Secretary
AAUW is pleased to support the nomination of Rep. Hilda Solis for Secretary of Labor. President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination at a news conference this afternoon.
AAUW Concerned about Bush Administration’s “Midnight” Regulations
AAUW opposes a new Department of Health and Human Services regulation, finalized today as the latest in a series of last-minute regulations issued by the Bush administration.
Application for Leadership and Committee Positions
AAUW is creating a pool of qualified candidates for national committee officer and chair positions to be filled following the 2009 convention. Members may submit an application online.
A big month for Pay Equity!
AAUW Applauds Senate Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
AAUW applauds the Senate for Thursday’s passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S. 181) by a 61-36 vote, and urges the Senate to pass the companion pay equity legislation that would send a clear message to the country that wage discrimination will no longer be tolerated.
See how your senator voted
Thanks to the hard work of AAUW Action Network members and our coalition partners, the Senate voted to move forward on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S. 181). See how your representative voted.
AAUW Gets Major Press Coverage in PARADE
AAUW was featured in PARADE magazine on Sunday, January 18, in an article entitled, “A New Push for Equal Pay.”
AAUW Applauds Senate Test Vote on Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
AAUW applauds the Senate’s positive, bipartisan test vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S. 181) one week after the House passed both the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 11) and the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12).
See how your representative voted
Thanks to the hard work of AAUW Action Network members and our coalition partners, the House passed both the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act on Jan. 9. See how your representative voted.
AAUW Celebrates House Passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Paycheck Fairness Act
AAUW applauds the House of Representatives for today’s passage of two pieces of legislation that will provide a powerful one-two punch in the fight for pay equity. Legislators approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 11) by a 247-171 vote and the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) by a 256-163 margin.
Lilly Ledbetter to Address AAUW Convention
AAUW is proud to announce that Lilly Ledbetter — perhaps the best-known face of pay equity — has made a commitment to attend and speak at AAUW’s 2009 National Convention: Breaking through Barriers, in St. Louis, June 26-28, 2009.
Lilly Ledbetter’s Letter to the House
Read Lilly Ledbetter’s letter urging U.S. representatives to support the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act to be voted upon this week.
Take Action on Pay Equity Bills
As one of the first actions of the new 111th Congress, the House is expected to vote this week on vital pay equity bills. Urge your representative to support the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
AAUW to Congress: Keep the Change until Women Have Real Change
AAUW is kicking off the new year with a new pay equity public awareness campaign called Keep the Change until Women Have Real Change — a timely message to lawmakers who are expected to vote this week on important legislation that would help women challenge pay discrimination.
2009 Pay Equity Resource Kit Available
The updated kit is a resource for education on pay equity with suggestions for programming and advocacy, including tools from our new “Keep the Change” campaign.

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  • Equity Issues (January 15) – Included in this edition:
    AAUW Gives Back to Community
    SUNY Stony Brook Settles Sex Discrimination Case
    Call to Arms, Call to Arms, Sister!
    Lilly Ledbetter Named Keynote Speaker at AAUW-NJ Issues Conference
    DeLauro: It’s Time to Close the Wage Gap
    Lilly Ledbetter’s Courageous Acts Pump Up Your Pocketbook
  • Equity Issues (January 9) – Included in this edition:
    — House Approves Bills to Fight Gender Wage Gap
    — Workplace Legislation Coming to a Head in Congress
    — Reversing Discrimination
  • Equity Issues (December 24) – Included in this edition:
    — Women and Job Creation
    — Bush-Era Regs Form ‘Undo This’ Wish List for 2009
    — The 2008 wowOwow List of 20 Fabulous Female Firsts
    — Obama Picks SoCal Rep. Solis as Labor Secretary

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