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Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

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Rhetoric vs. Reality: Paid Family and Medical Leave

article icon Issue Brief Conservative proposals, such as business tax credits and pregnancy 401(k)s, do not cut it for working families that need paid family and medical leave.

LaQuita’s Story: How Unemployment Insurance Helped Make Ends Meet Between Jobs

play_alt icon Video This video tells LaQuita's story of how unemployment insurance helped make ends meet for her and her family and shows why the program needs to be strengthened.

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Where States Are and Where They Should Be on Unemployment Protections

article icon Issue Brief By taking steps to strengthen their unemployment insurance programs, states can better protect working families against joblessness, increase workforce participation, and prepare their economies to face the next recession.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Texas Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Texas women gain economic security.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Colorado Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Colorado women gain economic security.

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Economic Security for Black and Hispanic Families

book_alt2 icon Report Black and Hispanic families face unique economic pressures, and conservative policies and obstruction continue to harm families of color.

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Florida Families

article icon Issue Brief The right policies can go a long way toward helping all Florida women gain economic security.

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A Plan to Improve Unemployment Protections in America

article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal would update unemployment insurance and establish a Jobseeker’s Allowance. Its recommendations would strengthen the nation’s workforce development system, protect families from unemployment, and fortify the American economy against the next recession.

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Strengthening Unemployment Protections in America

book_alt2 icon Report By modernizing the unemployment insurance system and establishing a Jobseeker’s Allowance, the United States can promote employment, increase economic security for working families, and prepare the economy for the next recession.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Women in the U.S. Economy

article icon Fact Sheet Data that combine all ethnicities of AAPI women tend to obscure economic, educational, and occupational differences within the AAPI community and the unique challenges facing key AAPI subpopulations.

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Workers or Waste?

book_alt2 icon Report Better disclosure of human capital investments would be a win for investors, managers, and workers.

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Jumping Through Hoops and Set Up to Fail

book_alt2 icon Report Our child care assistance system is due for major reform. In this report, parents and providers make the case for rules and regulations that put children first and respect the real-life struggles of working parents.

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Discriminatory Legislation Seeks to Strip Workplace Protections for LGBT Workers

New amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would grant a broad exemption to discriminate for many federal contractors.

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How Labor Friction and Social Fiction Relate to the Gender Wage Gap

Labor market frictions exacerbate lower pay for women.

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