Wider Opportunities for Women

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Name: Wider Opportunities for Women
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Median cost of nursing home care in Wisconsin $97,455

The median cost to stay in a nursing home in Wisconsin this year is $97,455 and the median cost of a private bedroom in an assisted living center is $46,200, according to an annual survey by Genworth Financial Inc.The cost of both has grown at a compounded ... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Apprenticeship route to trades draws women

It was more of a chore, but I enjoyed it, said DeMello, now an apprentice at Murray Electric in Burlington, Vt.She makes $18 an hour and expects $25 once she has her journeymans license next year – an immediate step up from an earlier $13-an-hour job ... [Published Journal-Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

The State of Older Americans and Saving

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications ManagerThe numbers are shocking.In 2012, the average credit card debt among adults aged 65+ was $9,283 (Demos).One-third of senior households has no money left over each month or is in debt after meeting essential ... [Published USA.Gov - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help or Hurt Struggling Low-Pay Workers?

An increase in the minimum wage for workers who rely on tips to $5.93 -- which would make New Jersey’s minimum wage for tip-earners one of the nation’s highest -- -- is being considered by the state LegislatureNew Jersey law currently allows tip workers ... [Published NJ Spotlight - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Aging is an economic issue - from health care to housing

This site is optimized for mobile devices with no download required. | MIDLAND -- Paul Anthony thinks Mitchell Silver said it best."We sacrifice our todays for their tomorrows," the Midland Council president recalled. "I’ll remember that until the day ... [Published Beaver County Times - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Job Gap Won’t Solve Wage Gap

State Representative Regina Birdsell in her letter to the editor of March 6, 2014, parroted the Republican talking points relative to wage parity of women and men working the same jobs. This supposed human resource professional should have done her homework ... [Published Carriage Towne News - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Modern Rosie the Riveter a Path to U.S. Women’s Higher Pay: Jobs

* Training boosts chances for getting a job, higher wagesSylas DeMello got her start in construction as a child pouring the foundation and nailing boards for her family’s deck with her father in Tennessee."It was more of a chore, but I enjoyed it," said ... [Published North Jersey.com - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Modern Rosie the Riveter a Path to Women’s Higher Pay

Sylas DeMello got her start in construction as a child pouring the foundation and nailing boards for her family’s deck with her father in Tennessee .“It was more of a chore, but I enjoyed it,” said DeMello, now an apprentice at Murray Electric in Burlington, ... [Published Bloomberg - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

On Facebook, New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s WILD conference kicks off year-round fight for women’s rights

/ TRENTON, N.J.Just a few years ago, the end of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference would mean mobilizing the fight for women’s rights the old fashioned way: Phone calls, rallies, direct mail and any ... [Published PRNewsChannel.com - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers responsible for supervisors’ sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (PAI) - A coalition of congressional Democrats, backed by much of organized labor, introduced legislation on Mar. 14 to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers on the job.The Fair Employment ... [Published People's World - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Nov 21 2013 - Updated Nov 21 2013 - 1 reports

Supporting Workplaces in Providing an Effective Response to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the Office on Violence Against Women Blog. Read the original post here.It is with great pride that I share the announcement of the new DOJ policy on addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the ... [Published The White House - Nov 21 2013]
First reported Nov 05 2013 - Updated Nov 05 2013 - 1 reports

Forty Percent Of Workers Made Less Than $20,000 Last Year

CREDIT: Wisconsin Jobs Now flickr account Nearly 40 percent of all workers in the country made less than $20,000 last year, according to data from the Social Security Administration, which doesn’t include figures on benefits such as health insurance ... [Published Think Progress - Nov 05 2013]

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"We need to decide relatively soon how we are going to finance long-term care for our citizens" said John Sauer, president and chief executive officer of LeadingAge Wisconsin
"Workers who depend on tips are at the mercy of consumers,” he said. “Not everyone is nor can afford to be a good tipper. Raising the minimum hourly wage for these employees ensures they are taking home an adequate paycheck to provide for themselves and their families."
"To take care of the elevators and escalators in the world’s tallest building when you’re 23 is an awesome thing" she said of her work in the building formerly called the Sears Tower. "It convinced me of what I could do."
" No one should face harassment at work, especially at the hands of the very people who have the power to control their day-to-day work and inflict harm" she stated

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Median cost of nursing home care in Wisconsin $... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Apr 15 2014]
Apprenticeship route to trades draws women [Published Journal-Gazette - Apr 14 2014]
The State of Older Americans and Saving [Published USA.Gov - Apr 07 2014]
Would Higher Minimum Wage for Tip-Earners Help ... [Published NJ Spotlight - Apr 07 2014]
Aging is an economic issue - from health care t... [Published Beaver County Times - Apr 06 2014]
Job Gap Won’t Solve Wage Gap [Published Carriage Towne News - Apr 03 2014]
Modern Rosie the Riveter a Path to U.S. Women’s... [Published North Jersey.com - Mar 30 2014]
Modern Rosie the Riveter a Path to Women’s High... [Published Bloomberg - Mar 26 2014]
On Facebook, New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s WILD co... [Published PRNewsChannel.com - Mar 21 2014]
Lawmakers unveil bill to hold employers respons... [Published People's World - Mar 20 2014]
Supporting Workplaces in Providing an Effective... [Published The White House - Nov 21 2013]
Forty Percent Of Workers Made Less Than $20,000... [Published Think Progress - Nov 05 2013]
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