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Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Diego
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance ensures compliance with non-discrimination laws and the California Equal Pay Act. It further requires businesses to equalize wages between employees who perform equal or substantially similar work, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity....

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level Other
State(s) All States, Wyoming
Source Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Policy Areas Economic Justice
As the economy recovered from COVID-19 and many women and men returned to paid employment, deep gender and racial/ethnic gaps in both employment and pay persisted. This fact sheet models wage gaps across gender, race, and ethnicity in 2021, and outlines the role occupational segregation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level County
State(s) Virginia
Source The Commonwealth Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice
A review of county employee salaries reveals that many public employees in Loudoun County cannot afford to live in the county they serve. This brief highlights how collective bargaining could bring their pay closer to private sector pay levels and also reduce racial and gender pay...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Nationwide, households are increasingly reliant on women’s earnings—in 2015, nearly two out of three mothers in the U.S. were their family’s sole, primary, or co-breadwinners, contributing at least 25% of household income. The increasing relevance of women to the long-term financial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Asset Funders Network’s latest report, reveals the current economic reality for millennial women and the primary drivers contributing to their wealth inequities. This is the second in a series of publications that builds off AFN’s 2015 publication, Women & Wealth, exploring how the...

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance prohibits retaliation by employers towards employees who report public health violations. It further states that employers in violation of this ordinance are subject to $10,000 in fines per day....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Children & Families
This paper focuses on gender-based oppression since it is both one of the fundamental characteristics of the current system and one that must be eliminated from any desirable alternative future system. The first section attempts to provide working definitions for key terms and a brief...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Education, Children & Families
This infographic highlights data of working women in Rhode Island and presents policy recommendations in response to the issues facing Rhode Island women. The data looks at labor force participation, part-time workers, median wages, and the relationship between educational attainment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level State
State(s) California
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
This report provides a closer look at the well-being of California's early educators during the COVID-19 public health crisis, using data collected from the 2020 California Early Care and Education Workforce Study. Key findings show that educators' low wages leave them vulnerable...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
Early educators are some of the lowest-paid workers in every state, which especially burdens African American and Hispanic women in this profession. This report analyzes the racial disparities that exist in early education employment. Findings show that African American early educators...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) New Mexico
Source City of Albuquerque
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires all requests for proposals to submit pay equity metrics for employees and gender pay data to review the deviation between salaries for men and women....

Type Executive Order
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Santa Cruz
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This document is a compliance form for the Santa Cruz Living Wage Ordinance. It is distributed to employees working for a company that is eminently entering into a contract with the city....

Type Ordinance
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Jose
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a minimum wage in the City of San Jose....

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source City of Cincinnati
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance clarifies definitions of wage theft within the City of Cincinnati. It further specifies that in proven violations, contracts may be revoked by the City....

Type Ordinance
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Illinois
Source City of Chicago
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance clarifies that any employer that takes adverse action towards an employee that obeys the City of Chicago's mask order is considered retaliation. It further states that an employee is entitled to three times the wages lost or reinstatement of position....

Type Ordinance
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Jose
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance requires employers within the city limits of San Jose to provide paid sick leave. It continues federal paid sick leave protections from the Federal Government in the COVID-19 pandemic and retroactively enforces this mandate....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Both gender and racial wealth gaps caused by policies and practices leave women of color without financial reserves to weather a job loss or economic crisis. CWWG’s critical report reviews the recent federal coronavirus relief packages and assesses the benefits, shortcomings, and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) New Mexico
Source City of Albuquerque
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a minimum wage in the City of Albuquerque....

Type Ordinance
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Milwaukee
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health
This ordinance requires employers within the city limits of Milwaukee, WI to provide sick leave benefits. Specifically, employers must provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked and are not required to provide more than 72 hours of sick leave in a calendar year....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State, National
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report aims to inform a national discussion about the women’s wealth gap, and to catalyze movement towards policy and practical solutions that build wealth for low-income women and women of color. The report begins with an overview of what wealth is and why it matters; it summarizes...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source COWS
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Milwaukee's service industry jobs offer low wages, inadequate and unpredictable hours, and poor benefits packages. This report calls attention to the crisis in low-wage service work by highlighting the average wages in key service occupations in Milwaukee, while outlining how these...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This infographic presents a snapshot of Women of Color in Rhode Island and the disparities they face, including lower levels of education and higher rates of poverty. This infographic reports that Women of Color are concentrated in industries like health care, social assistance,...

Type Ordinance
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source City of Philadelphia
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance creates fair practices for employers within the City of Philadelphia. Some notable clauses include prohibiting employers from inquiring about prior wage history, prohibiting businesses from denying cash retail, and establishing protected classes....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Children & Families
Economic insecurity is the root of many of the problems women and girls face in Rhode Island. Federal and state governments can help promote women’s economic security by implementing policies that promote equality and adequate earnings in the workplace and investing in programs that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Closing the Women's Wealth Gap
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Measuring the wealth gap for people who identify as women is critical to the development of policy, programs, and services to build their economic security. Yet wealth is more complex than it seems, making it hard to measure. Researchers can use available data to calculate medians...

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