equal pay http://wamc.org en NY Congresswoman Calls For Pay Equality http://wamc.org/post/ny-congresswoman-calls-pay-equality <p></p><p>One day after Mother’s Day, a New York congresswoman from the Hudson Valley is calling for equal pay for women.</p><p>“When women succeed, America succeeds. When women succeed, America succeeds.”&nbsp;</p><p>Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, stood in her Rockland County district office flanked by local elected officials and business leaders to highlight the consequences of pay inequity.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:49:05 +0000 Allison Dunne 90266 at http://wamc.org NY Congresswoman Calls For Pay Equality Massachusetts Women Lag Behind on Equal Pay http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-women-lag-behind-equal-pay <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts lags behind most of the rest of the country when it comes to equal pay for women.</p><p>The American Association of University Women reports that women earned 77 percent of what men took home in median full-time pay. The study was based on U.S. Census Bureau data.</p><p>The Boston Globe reports that the Bay State ranks 37th among states and the District of Columbia, behind every other New England state.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53662 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Women Lag Behind on Equal Pay