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Posted by: Pam Steager on 7/7/2014 | 0 Comments
It’s July, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet, like a summer night. Well, short anyway. Nothing very sweet about the news for women as June wrapped up with the 5-4 Supreme Court decision in favor of allowing closely-held companies to opt out of an Affordable Health Care Act provision that requires employers to offer contraception coverage.
Posted by: clientadmin on 6/5/2014 | 0 Comments
Rhode Island voters overwhelmingly favor a proposed bill that would guarantee equal representation for men and women in both the government and corporate sector, advance women’s economic security, and measure state policies’ impact on women and girls.
Posted by: clientadmin on 5/19/2014 | 0 Comments
On Thursday, May 15, 2014, the Providence City Council unanimously approved legislation that will require employers to provide modest accommodations to pregnant workers in order to continue to earn a paycheck and stay healthy. With yesterday’s vote Providence joined Central Falls, New York City and Philadelphia among municipalities in the country with an ordinance to protect pregnant workers. Ten states also have similar protections in place.
Posted by: Pam Steager on 5/6/2014 | 0 Comments
The act of flipping through some of my fifteen years of columns produced another reaction as well - a sadness about how many of the issues I wrote about that women were facing then – in the home, on the streets, in the workplace, in government, in the world – are still with us today, still making headlines, sometimes in new and more disturbing ways.
Posted by: clientadmin on 4/16/2014 | 0 Comments
On Monday, April 14, 2014, with a vote of 5 to 1, the Central Falls City Council approved the passage of The Gender Equity in the Workplace Ordinance - an ordinance that will prevent pregnant workers from being pushed out of their jobs when they need a modest accommodation in order to keep earning a paycheck and stay healthy.
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