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It’s simple. Women should be able to earn fair wages and stay safe on the job.

Workplace policies that work for women.

Thanks to COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of women have left the workforce. First, it was due to the collapse of female-dominated industries like hospitality and entertainment in the spring of 2020. But even as those industries rebuilt, women dropped out and stayed out of the workforce in unprecedented numbers due to care-giving responsibilities and low wages that make it hard to work outside the home.

A higher minimum wage, access to paid sick and parental leave, and affordable, quality child and elder care, will help women get back to work and get ahead in life.

Closing the gender wage gap

Because fields dominated by women are undervalued, women are often funneled into lower-paid sectors of their industries, and discrimination and harassment put women at a disadvantage, women still earn just 82 cents for every dollar a man earns. The numbers are even worse for women of color.

What should I do if I’m facing discrimination or sexual harassment at work?

Women’s Justice NOW, the charitable partner organization to NOW-NYC, provides workplace rights resources and referrals.

How we’re taking action

We are calling out corporate boards for their complicity in sexual harassment and sexual violence on their watch; making sure current sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination laws are working; building women’s executive leadership; and advocating for low-wage workers who face the harshest working conditions and have the least access to on-the-job protections.

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