We are creating interactive campaigns that seek to educate the general public about workplace sexual harassment, how the issue has been addressed throughout history and the courageous figures who have fought for progress.
Women & Labor
On Labor Day, we recognized women who have long fought for equal opportunities and protections in the American economy. From Suffragettes to early labor activists, from civil rights leaders outspoken public figures to contemporary politicians, these women have shaped the landscape of labor in the U.S. To honor their achievements, we've compiled a timeline highlighting key events from 1920 to 1965, when a wave of progress was made for women at work.
Celebrating the 54th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
On July 2nd 1964, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Through Title VII, this landmark law for the first time prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of sex, changing the American workplace dramatically. But 54 years later, women still experience employment discrimination despite Title VII. Today, more than half of all working women still experience sexual harassment at work, and women of color experience harassment at higher rates than white women do.
Forced Arbitration and the Supreme Court
On May 21st, the Supreme Court issued its latest pro-arbitration ruling, prohibiting over 25 million employees from taking collective action against their employers in court.
For too long, forced arbitration agreements have shielded employers from accountability and have silenced employees from speaking out against harassment and other forms of discrimination. Now, it’s up to Congress to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims through lasting reform
The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (CAA)
The Congressional Accountability Reform Act of 1995 (CAA) is a bipartisan bill that will bring transparency and accountability to the way Congress handles workplace sexual harassment. Bipartisan reforms to the CAA were unanimously passed by the House of Representatives on February 5, 2018. On May 24th, the Senate joined the House in unanimously passing the CAA.
Together, both versions of the bill make long-overdue reforms that will undoubtedly improve the culture on Capitol Hill and set a new standard for workplaces across America.
Women's History Month
We celebrated Women’s History Month by sharing the stories of inspiring and courageous women who have helped advance women’s rights and drive progress in America.
FEATURING DOLORES HUERTA, JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, TARANA BURKE, JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR, SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, SUSAN B. ANTHONY AND ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
Learn more about each honoree here
Black History Month
During Black History Month, we paid tribute to the generations of women who fought for civil and women’s rights in the face of often unimaginable adversity. These are some of the most important figures throughout history who inspire us to continue fighting for equality in the workplace.
FEATURING ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, ROSA PARKS, MECHELLE VINSON, AND CONGRESSWOMaN MAXINE WATERS
Learn more about each honoree here
Equal Pay Day
On Equal Pay Day — the day up to which the typical woman must work in a particular year to catch up with what the average man earned the previous year — we honored equal pay trailblazer Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter's story underscores the inextricable link between pay inequity and workplace sexual harassment. At 80-years old, Ledbetter continues to work tirelessly to create fair and safe workplaces across the country.
Learn more about Lilly Ledbetter's fight for equal pay here.
Twenty years ago, Goodyear tire plant manager Lilly Ledbetter came to work one morning to find an anonymous note in her mailbox: it listed her salary, which was a fraction of what other male managers at Goodyear were making. Until this moment, Ledbetter was entirely unaware of her salary difference. Upon being hired, she had signed an agreement that prohibited her from discussing pay with her coworkers, effectively silencing her employer’s discriminatory pay practices. As a silence-breaker of her time, Ledbetter courageously brought her case to the Supreme Court. She became the champion of what would become a national movement for equal pay.
Ledbetter’s story transcends the fight for equal pay: in the wake of the #MeToo movement, we are reminded that cultures of silence – ones that are both legally and culturally reinforced -- have the ability to stall, stunt and end careers. More importantly, it is a prologue to what must become a higher standard for transparency, accountability and equality in workplaces across the country.