It’s time to close the wage gap.
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More than three-quarters of women—half the American workforce and nearly 80 percent of educators—will be pregnant and employed at some point in their lives. Women are important breadwinners in their families, yet all too often, pregnant women are pushed out of their jobs or forced to risk their health to continue earning a paycheck when they are pregnant. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1486/H.R. 1065), which passed both the Senate HELP Committee and the full House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support, would create a uniform national standard for reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions.
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Women earn just 82 cents for every dollar White men earn—and the pay disparity is worse for Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous women. This gender gap exists across nearly all occupations, including female-dominated professions such as education. The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021 (S. 205/H.R. 7) will help end these disparities and show our students that we believe in equal pay for equal work.
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The original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), enacted in 1994, was a historic recognition that domestic violence devastates victims and degrades our society. Reauthorizing VAWA would maintain protections for victims, make vital investments in preventing sexual assaults, protect victims of domestic violence from intimate partner homicide, and increase victims’ access to safe housing and economic stability. The bill would also strengthen VAWA by closing the “boyfriend loophole” and barring people convicted of abusing, stalking or assaulting a dating partner from purchasing or owning a firearm.
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The bill would ensure employees have reasonable break time and a private place to pump breast milk, extending the 2010 Break Time Law’s coverage to the 9 million women—including educators—who were excluded from it.
A bill to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
The legislation would require employers to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom space for breastfeeding employees to pump during the workday.
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