Equal Pay Category Archive

  • April 2 Is Pay Equity Day in Wisconsin

    Marking the day women would, on average, have to work until to equal the wage earned by a man in calendar year 2018.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/02/2019
  • Scott Walker: The Pay Inequality Governor

    While Wisconsin Women Earned Less Than Men, Scott Walker and GOP Repealed State Equal Pay Law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/10/2018
  • Michael Screnock’s Candidacy Not Thing to Celebrate on International Women’s Day

    We must acknowledge the work left to do to achieve gender equality and the challenges to overcome, like men such as Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/08/2018
  • Gender Wage Gap Means Steeper Student Loan Debt Burden for Women

    The gender pay gap highlighted today also means greater student loan debt burdens for women as a percentage of their income and longer repayment terms.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/04/2017
  • Rep. Ed Brooks Gives Wisconsin Women ‘A Lot of Reasons’ to Question His Agenda

    When asked about equal pay, Brooks said, “If you dig down, there may be a lot of reasons why a man is getting paid more than a woman.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/25/2016
  • Analiese Eicher: Gender Pay Gap Adds to Student Loan Debt Crisis for Wisconsin Women

    Gov. Scott Walker and the people voting for his backward policies are failing Wisconsin women.

    Capital Times, 04/12/2016
  • The Reality of Scott Walker’s Record on Reproductive Health

    The totality of Gov. Scott Walker’s actions on reproductive health and women’s economic opportunity rank him as one of, if not the, worst politician in America for women.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Women’s Issues

    Gov. Scott Walker’s actions have repeatedly undermined women in Wisconsin when it comes to healthcare and economic freedom.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/02/2015
  • Five Debate Questions for Brad Schimel

    In advance of this afternoon’s first Attorney General, One Wisconsin Now has proposed a series of questions Schimel should answer to the people of Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/12/2014
  • WMC Doubles Down on Attacks on Wisconsin Women

    A top lobbyist at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce unleashed an angry tirade at a Tuesday press conference held by women opposing WMC’s attacks on pay equity in Wisconsin.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • WMC Scrubs Controversial Graphic Attacking Pay Equity From Website

    Less than 24 hours after leaders called out WMC for attacking pay equity supporters as radical and anti-business, it appears WMC has scrubbed their website and taken down their graphic insulting supporters of equal pay.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2014
  • Leaders Tell WMC Equal Pay Is Good for Business

    It’s offensive that WMC is trying to raise money off the suggestion that equal pay is a radical idea and it’s disappointing to think that Wisconsin businesses would contribute to such campaign.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/30/2014
  • Schimel Attacks Against Happ Come From Electeds With Long Anti-Women’s Equality Record

    The GOP officials who attacked Jefferson Co. DA Susan Happ on behalf of Brad Schimel have a long record of voting against women’s equality.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/10/2014
  • Workplace and Health Care Gender Inequality, Not Jobs, Making a ‘Wisconsin Comeback’ With the Regressive Policies of Gov. Scott Walker

    Gov. Scott Walker, who plunged the state to last in the Midwest in jobs on his watch, is touting a “Wisconsin comeback” in his stump speeches and TV ads.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/26/2014
  • National Equal Pay Day Update: Are Gov. Walker and GOP Making Wisconsin Less Equal?

    Instead of trying to help, Gov. Walker and the legislature have taken Wisconsin backwards and put us alongside Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi and Utah as the only five states lacking equal pay protections in state law.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2014
  • National Progress Now ‘March Badness’ Tourney Reaches Finale

    Progress Now affiliates One Wisconsin Now and Pennsylvania’s Keystone Progress are wagering a selection of their state’s craft brews that their Governor will prevail as the worst of the worst.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/04/2014
  • Will Wisconsin Senate GOP Advance Bill to Repeal Weekend?

    State Sen. Glenn Grothman convened a legislative committee hearing today on legislation he authored to repeal a nearly century-old day of rest requirement for manufacturing industry employees.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2014
  • Walker’s Opposition to Minimum Wage Increase Hurts Women, Who Are More Likely Than Men to Work for $7.25 Per Hour Or less

    “Women, residents of the south, never-married workers, part-timers and service employees are more likely than their counterparts to work for $7.25 or less. Restaurant and other food service workers make up the...

    Politifact, 01/13/2014
  • Jerry Bader Jumps on the Right-Wing Bully Bandwagon

    MADISON, Wis. — Green Bay radio talk show host Jerry Bader, on his June 18 show, jumped on state Republicans’ bullying bandwagon in the debate over a series of radical anti-women’s health...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/18/2013
  • Research Shows Trillion Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis Hurts Economy, Falls More Heavily on Women Grads

    One trillion dollars in student loan debt is a bad thing for Wisconsin and the country. It is only made worse by that burden falling more heavily on women because of a gender pay gap.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/08/2013
  • Will Millennials Use Our Power on November 6?

    From skyrocketing student loan debt, to the gender wage-gap, the incentive for the under 30-years-old, or so-called Millennials to vote is there.

    Taylor Larson, 10/31/2012
  • John Macco On Equal Pay for Women: Doesn’t Get It or Doesn’t Care?

    MADISON, Wis. — At a public forum this week, State Senate candidate John Macco supported the repeal of Wisconsin ‘s equal pay law. Despite reports that full-time working women lose over $9...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2012
  • Simple Questions Rick Gudex Must Address

    There’s no question Rick Gudex supports some of the most extreme policies we’ve seen in recent memory in Wisconsin. He needs to come clean and explain to the public why he does and why he’s been lying to them about it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/16/2012
  • The Real Ryan Record: Failure, Fraud, Fealty

    Rep. Paul Ryan’s carefully crafted wonkish persona belies an abysmal record of failure and regressive social and economic agenda. The Real Ryan Record is failure, fraud and fealty to party bosses.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/28/2012
  • Supporters of the Equal Pay Enforcement Provisions Said They Had Been Effective in Addressing Wisconsin’s Gender Pay Inequity

    “The Equal Pay law wasn’t just about women—it also offered protection from discrimination based on race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and other factors. But it was enacted largely in response to...

    Daily Beast, 04/07/2012
  • Walker Signed Equal Pay Repeal and Abortion Restriction Bills In Private and Released Them on Good Friday

    Walker, a Republican, signed the bills Thursday but didn’t announce the move until midday Friday, when his office released a list of more than 50 bills he signed Thursday and Friday…Walker also...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/07/2012
  • Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin 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 (R) quietly signed the bill....

    Huffington Post, 04/06/2012
  • On April 5, 2012 Scott Walker Signed SB 202 That Repealed the Equal Pay Enforcement Act

    The Equal Pay Enforcement Act gave victims of wage discrimination the ability to sue in state courts for punitive and compensatory damages. By repealing the law, Walker made it easier for corporations...

    2011 SB 202, 04/05/2012
  • Research Shows That Since the Law Was Passed Wisconsin Has Been One of a Handful of States That Has Seen the Gap Between Women’s and Men’s Pay Narrow

    According to the non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau:“Median female earnings as a percentage of median male earnings rose by 3.0% in Wisconsin between 2009 and 2010. Only four states had larger increases.Wisconsin jumped...

    Sen. Dave Hansen press release, 02/16/2012
  • McCain’s Economic, Health Care Record a Disaster for Women

    “With costs skyrocketing, the last thing we need is a scheme that hikes our costs and keeps low-income families and people with pre-existing conditions from having care.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/09/2008
  • Sen. McCain’s Bad Equal Pay Policy Hurting Wisconsin Families

    One Wisconsin Now is marking the 45th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act’s passage by calling on Senator John McCain to promote policies in the U.S. Senate that close the pay gap between women and men once and for all.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2008