Walmart Sued Over Wage and Hour Violations

By: Tuesday October 23, 2012 10:00 am

Temporary workers at Walmart filed a class action lawsuit against the company and two staffing agencies yesterday, arguing that the retailer forced the temps to work longer hours without a lunch break. The suit alleges violations of federal minimum wage and overtime laws. The lawsuit is a class action, but because it’s tied specifically to [...]

Mitt’s “Binders Full of Women” Not His Idea

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 6:54 am

The moment in last night’s debate latched onto by our budding American meme industry came when Mitt Romney talked about the “binders full of women” he was supplied with while Governor of Massachusetts.

Paycheck Fairness Act to Be Filibustered Today

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 8:56 am

Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging. Senators will vote whether to debate the Democratic-sponsored Paycheck Fairness Act, a [...]

Senate Dems Move on Paycheck Fairness Act

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 7:37 am

The next several months will continue to feature message votes from both sides of the aisle and both chambers in Congress, teeing up specific TV ads for the fall campaign. While Republicans have basically passed the breadth of their agenda with message votes, from the budget to social issues, Democrats have been a little more [...]

WI-Recall: Walker Repeals Equal Pay Law

By: Friday April 6, 2012 10:54 am

Showing great political acumen less than two months before a recall election where women are eligible to vote, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just repealed the state’s equal-pay law. A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker [...]

Lilly Ledbetter Did Not Alter Pay Equity Gap Whatsoever

By: Tuesday January 31, 2012 11:02 am

Those of us in the blogosphere have become inured to defenders of the President ticking off a laundry list of his accomplishments. On the domestic policy front, this includes health care and financial reform, the auto industry rescue, and a series of other smaller bills that have taken on a much larger significance in the [...]

Senate Advances on Food Safety Bill, Blocked on Paycheck Fairness

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 9:20 am

Way back in September, the Senate filed cloture on three bills that would be taken up at the beginning of the lame duck session. Of those three, Harry Reid postponed the cloture vote on a electric vehicles/natural gas bill, seemingly because Tom Harkin wanted to hijack it to add ethanol funding, and also to get [...]

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