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Economic Opportunity

September 10, 2015
Texans Need Paid Sick Days. Here's Why.

Texans Need Paid Sick Days. Here's Why.

There is no federal or Texas law that guarantees employees the ability to earn paid sick and family leave. Almost 45% of private sector workers in Texas —more than 4 million Texans—cannot earn a single paid sick day. Texas families need paid sick days to...
April 6, 2015

Texas Republicans Vote Down Equal Pay Study

Equal pay is a family issue. Women make up nearly half of our work force and are increasingly breadwinners in their families. When women are not paid fairly, Texas families suffer. Which is why it's so upsetting that last week, Republicans voted down a...
January 21, 2015

Texans Deserve Minimum Wage and Equal Pay

Last night, during his State of the Union address, President Obama called on lawmakers to create opportunity for Americans by raising the federal minimum wage and ensuring that women get equal pay for equal work. President Obama focused on our...
August 6, 2014

GOP Ticket: “Nay” on Equal Pay

The GOP roster of good ol’ boy candidates have a lot in common. All theses guys agree: women are worth less than men. You’ve probably heard by now that Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott—who pays women in the Attorney General’s office less than...