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Women Add Three-Quarters of the Jobs as Low-Wage Sectors Gain, NWLC Analysis Shows

September 6, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  Women gained three out of every four jobs added in August and their unemployment rate declined to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate since December 2008, but job gains were concentrated in low-wage sectors, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

After Spate of Remarks on Rape, New Report Examines Extreme Abortion Restrictions

August 16, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a new report, ‘Shut That Whole Thing Down:’ A Survey of Abortion Restrictions Even in Cases of Rape,which finds that many anti-choice politicians have learned nothing from the public outcry following dismissive and false remarks from then-U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in Indiana, Wisconsin State Rep. Roger Rivard, congressional candidate John Koster in Washington and others.

Pentagon's Measures Are a Step Forward in Combatting Military Sexual Assault, but They Don't Go Far Enough, Says NWLC

August 15, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced several measures to deal with sexual assault in the military, which include providing legal advice and representation to sexual assault victims, oversight of status of complaints by a general/flag officer, and follow-up investigations by the inspector general on sexual assault cases that have been closed. 

NWLC Submits Brief in Domino's Farms v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

August 12, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Domino’s Farms Corporation v. Sebelius. 

Women Gain Most of the Jobs as Growth Slows and Low-Wage Sectors Gain, NWLC Analysis Shows

August 2, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Adult women’s unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent in July, matching a recovery-era low, but job gains were concentrated in low-wage sectors, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

NWLC Applauds Advancement of D.C. Circuit Court Nominee Patricia Millett

August 1, 2013

Highly qualified nominee deserves prompt Senate confirmation.

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Patricia A. Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by a party-line vote. The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) supports her confirmation.

NWLC Files Title IX Complaint Against College in Missouri for Discriminating Against a Pregnant Student

July 31, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed an administrative complaint against Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs for violating Title IX—the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education—by maintaining an attendance policy that fails to excuse students for pregnancy-related absences or allow work missed during such absences to be made up.&n

NWLC Submits Brief in Eden Foods v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

July 29, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Eden Foods Inc. v. Sebelius. At the heart of the case is whether a for-profit company must comply with an important benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that ensures women access to insurance coverage for birth control without any out-of-pocket costs.

NWLC Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Approve the Nomination of Professor Cornelia Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

July 24, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Professor Cornelia T.L. (Nina) Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The following statement is from Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center: 

"Professor Pillard’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today demonstrated her fair-minded, unbiased approach to the law and fundamental commitment to upholding our Constitution. She affirmed that she would faithfully and rigorously apply the law to the facts before her in every case, if confirmed. 

60 Percent of Women’s Job Gains in the Recovery are in Low-Wage Jobs, NWLC Analysis Finds

July 24, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  According to a new analysis released today by the National Women’s Law Center, 60 percent of women’s job gains in the recovery are in low-wage occupations. For men, the figure is 20 percent.

“The economy is adding jobs—but the bad news for women is that six out of every ten jobs they’ve gained in this recovery are low-wage,” said Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security at the National Women’s Law Center.  “It’s virtually impossible for a woman to support herself, much less a family, on these wages.”