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Equal Pay Day 2017

April 4, 2017
As far as significant days go, this isn't one to celebrate. This is the day in 2017 when women finally catch up to making as much as men did in 2016. If the gap continues to close at its current glacial pace, women won't have equal pay until 2152.
Equal Pay Day

Prohibitions on Dues Deductions Punishes Professionals

March 5, 2017
Huffman's bill seeks to punish some union members because they sometimes challenge authority and authority doesn’t like that.
Bad Union Bill

Want More Economic Freedom? Turn to the Democrats

March 3, 2017
The GOP has pulled off a long con, reducing economic opportunity and making Americans less free, while Democrats forgot to remind voters their own polices are aimed at economic security and opportunity.

4 Ways Progressives Are Fighting for Paid Leave for Texas Families

February 28, 2017
Texans deserve the security that comes with knowing they won’t lose their paychecks if they get sick, have a kid, or need to care for a family member.
Paid Leave Texas Legislature Bills

The Fight for Equal Pay in the Texas Legislature

February 21, 2017
The forces that drive the pay gap are complex — but the good news is that we know there are effective solutions out there, and progressives in the Texas legislature are fighting for them.
Equal Pay for Equal Work Texas legislature

The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.

Progressive Lawmakers Lead with Fight for Equal Pay, Paid Leave, and Fair Wages

January 6, 2017
With the state’s legislative session starting this month, progressive lawmakers in Texas have taken the lead in championing fair and equal wages for all working Texans.
Lege preview Equal Pay

Fate of the Golden Door--Trump and Immigration

December 2, 2016
Trump’s dreams, true or false, are real nightmares for Latinos, Muslims and other targets of his cruel and abusive threats.
Donald Trump Immigration Nightmare for America

Texas Progressives Move to Eliminate ‘Tampon Tax’ in 2017 Legislative Session

November 22, 2016
Bills take aim at gender equity by eliminating unfair sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
Tampon Tax Texas

Hispanic Heritage: More Than Just Taco Trucks

September 29, 2016
Latino outreach is important all year, not just during Heritage Month or election season.
Hispanic Heritage Month Texas

How Can We Create Economic Opportunity for Young Texans?

September 22, 2016
Three young adults share their stories of struggling to find jobs in Texas.
Young Adult Economic Opportunity Texas

Texas Democrat Donna Howard Discusses Sensible Budget Opportunities for Texas' Future

September 21, 2016
Austin-area Democrat lays out path forward for investing in our state's future
Texas Democrat Donna Howard Discusses Sensible Budget Opportunities for Texas' Future

Texas Republicans Move to Slash Paychecks of 1.2 Million Texans

September 20, 2016
Texas is mounting a costly lawsuit to deny more than a million Texans — and 12.5 million Americans — a long overdue raise.
Texas Republicans Overtime Slash Paycheck

50 Years Ago, César Chávez Led a 490-Mile March for Better Pay to the Texas Capitol

September 4, 2016
This is a Labor Day story about Mexican-American farmworkers who made civil rights history when they refused to let go of the “radical” idea that their wages should afford them a living.
Cesar Chavez - 50-Year Anniversary

Texas Hasn’t Raised the Minimum Wage in 7 Years. That's Pathetic.

July 29, 2016
It should go without saying: raising the minimum wage to a livable wage is long overdue.
Raise Minimum Wage Texas

Today is Equal Pay Day - But It's No Celebration in Texas

April 11, 2016
Women have to work nearly three and a half months longer for the same amount of pay
Equal Pay Day Texas

Raising the Minimum Wage Is a Women’s Equality Issue. Here’s Why.

December 1, 2015
Raising the minimum wage would go a long way towards the economic empowerment of Texas women
Raising the Minimum Wage in Texas Is a Women’s Equality Issue