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A N.J. Perspective: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds

A N.J. Perspective: When Women Succeed, America Succeeds
BY RUSH HOLT
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM N.J.'S 12TH DISTRICT
COMMENTARY

After decades of pioneering work by women in New Jersey and around the country, outright sexism has become uncommon in American workplaces. But more subtle, and equally pernicious, obstacles to women’s economic success remain. Women earn on average 77 cents for every dollar a man makes for the exact same work, a pay gap that starts the first year out of college and continues for the rest of a woman’s life. Two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers are women. Nearly half of full-time employees have no protections for paid family and medical leave.

These issues affect women most acutely, but they are not just “women’s issues.” After all, our economy cannot succeed if half of the population is left behind.

 

Cardinale: While Pushing for a Zero Tax Cap, Sweeney Can’t Bail on Sick Leave Reform

Cardinale: While Pushing for a Zero Tax Cap, Sweeney Can’t Bail on Sick Leave Reform
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen) wants to work with the Senate President to finally pass bipartisan-sponsored sick leave legislation that mirrors a bill sponsored last session ...

Find Out What N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney calls 'Appalling'

Find Out What N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney calls 'Appalling'
BY CHRIS DONNELLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement in light of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee’s hearing on Sandy aid:

“...

Jerseyans Cringe at CBO Report: Obama’s Policies will Slow Economic Growth over the Next Decade

Jerseyans Cringe at CBO Report: Obama’s Policies will Slow Economic Growth over the Next Decade
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan federal agency that provides economic data to Congress, just released a report on the federal budget and...

Cassella Stands Tall: A 'David' Fighting Against Corporate 'Goliaths'

Cassella Stands Tall: A 'David' Fighting Against Corporate 'Goliaths'
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella received wide-spread media attention this week when he voiced concerns about the way that his communi...

N.J.'s Uninsured May be in for a Raw Deal

N.J.'s Uninsured May be in for a Raw Deal
BY JON WHITEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

If New Jersey fails to take advantage of federal funds sitting on the table, up to 95,000 uninsured New Jerseys would fail to obtain health cover...

Timing Counts In Presidential Race But Christie's Hand Isn't On The Stopwatch

Timing Counts In Presidential Race But Christie's Hand Isn't On The Stopwatch
BY JOSH McMAHON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There’s much we don’t know yet about that political traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge and the she-said, she-said tug-of-truth about what happen in Hoboken...

New Jersey Public Education System Needs New Direction

New Jersey Public Education System Needs New Direction
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Tensions are rising as New Jersey struggles with its public education system.

In February, Chris Cerf, Governor Christie’s education commissioner of the last thre...

Be Prepared for that 'Uncomfortable' Question: No Excuse for Communication Blowup

Be Prepared for that 'Uncomfortable' Question: No Excuse for Communication Blowup
BY STEVE ADUBATO, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Legendary "60 Minutes" reporter Mike Wallace was known to ask the toughest and most challenging questions of leaders in every walk of professional ...

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