Tag: Equal Pay

White House Gender Pay Gap More Than Tripled Under Trump

Women working in the White House experience a pay gap of about 37 percent compared to their male counterparts nearly double than what was previously reported by media outlets, according to a new analysis. This is more than triple the rate under former President Barack Obama, whose female staffers earned…

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Within minutes of swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump’s White House on Friday scrubbed all references to LGBT rights, deleted the civil rights page and erased any mention of climate change. Meanwhile, a new page, “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community,”…

Massachusetts Takes Historic Step Toward Equal Pay

In a historic step toward equal pay, employers in Massachusetts can no longer ask potential employees about their salary history during a job interview. Massachusetts is the first state to enact such a law, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law, which Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed…

Report: Trump Campaign Pays Men More Than Women

By Sheryl Estrada A woman working as a campaign staffer for Trump is shortchanged, while a male staffer earns one-third more, according to a new analysis, which also finds the Hillary Clinton campaign pays men and women almost equally. Using the Federal Election Commission records from April, the most recent…

Patricia Arquette: Equal Pay Only for White Women

By Albert Lin Patricia Arquette’s plea for equal pay for women during her Oscar acceptance speech drew almost universal applause, but further comments she made at a press conference backstage generated plenty of ire. At the end of her acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress win, Arquette said, “To…

'And the Winner Is White!'

By Albert Lin Oscar’s lack of diversity is not just a problem this year. As this animation by Norwegian artist Brd Edlund shows, no nonwhite group has made much of a dent in any of the Academy’s major awards, dating back to 1929. Diversity Among Winners at the Oscars from…

Microsoft CEO: Women Should Rely on 'Good Karma,' Not Ask for Raises

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is under fire for his comments about working women, in an industry that already has a reputation as being woman unfriendly. During the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Phoenix, Nadella was asked his advice for women who are uncomfortable asking for raises…