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Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 4:41 PM EDT
This week at the White House, we explained what "78 cents for every dollar" means, spoke about America’s response to Ebola, and cooked with students in the White House Kitchen. To find out more about other events this week, be sure to check out the rest of the White House blog.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 1:32 PM EDT
On average, women who work full-time all year make $0.78 for every dollar a man earns. That gap is even larger for women of color.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT
Dan Hromas is being honored as a Disability Employment Champion of Change.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 24, 2014 at 3:52 PM EDT
Today, we were delighted to announce that the Department of Labor has awarded $500,000 to assist Massachusetts, Montana, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia in funding feasibility studies on paid leave.
Posted byon September 22, 2014 at 11:36 AM EDT
The United States is distressingly behind the curve on paid family leave.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM EDT
Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM EDT
During the first years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than her more affluent peers. Children who experience this drought in heard words have vocabularies that are half the size of their peers by age 3, putting them at a disadvantage before they even step foot in a classroom.
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM EDT
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 10:35 AM EDT
President Obama discusses the need for family-friendly policies in our workplaces, as part of a series of essays leading up to the White House Summit on Working Families.