Stories tagged: "gender wage gap"

The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for 11 years. Adjusting it would help address systemic wage gaps, but the Senate has ignored a bill to that purpose.  (Photo by Benjamin Rondel/Getty Images)
A Minimum Wage Increase Could Pull Millions Out Of Poverty. The GOP-Led Senate Won’t Even Consider It.

Since July 2019, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ignored a bill on his desk that would bring the federal minimum wage close to a living wage over seven years.

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Employers in Philly Can’t Ask About Your Salary History Anymore

A federal appeals court ruled earlier this month to uphold a law that bans employers from using previous salary to set wages. Doing so could help close the gender wage gap.