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Jobs With Largest Projected Growth 2012-2022: Almost Half are Low-Wage, Nearly Two-Thirds are Female-Dominated

Job growth in the wake of the Great Recession has been concentrated in low-wage jobs, especially for women. Projections for job growth in the next decade show that disproportionate growth in low-wage, female-dominated jobs is expected to continue.

Reports & Toolkits

August 11, 2014
This report, from NWLC and American for Tax Fairness, summarizes 23 of the loopholes the tax reform plan proposed by Representative David Camp (R-MI), along with the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates of the revenue each would raise.
August 01, 2014
It’s critical for federal candidates to hear that early learning is an important issue to their electorate during this election season. This toolkit provides the resources advocates and community leaders need to get and keep early learning on the table during an election year.

Fact Sheets

August 29, 2014

This fact sheet summarizes the reporting time pay laws in eight states and the District of Columbia, and explains the reporting time pay provision in the Schedules That Work Act, which is pending in Congress.

August 20, 2014

The health care law makes preventive care more accessible and affordable to millions of Americans. This is especially important to women, who are more likely than men to avoid needed health care, including preventive care, because of cost. To help address these cost barriers and make sure all women have access to preventive health care, one section of the health care law requires all new and non-grandfathered private insurance plans to cover a wide range of preventive services, including services such as mammograms, pap smears, smoking prevention and contraceptives without co-payments or other cost sharing requirements.

Legal Briefs & Testimony

August 05, 2014

NWLC filed an amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit in the cases Baskin v. Zoeller and Wolf v. Walker in support of marriage equality for gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons in Indiana and Wisconsin.

July 31, 2014

This public letter to Walmart from the National Women’s Law Center, A Better Balance, and Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, outlines Walmart’s continuing practice of discriminating against pregnant workers, describes the discrimination recently faced by a pregnant Walmart associate, and requests that Walmart take immediate steps to rectify this discrimination.

Coalition Action Materials

August 01, 2014

The National Women's Law Center sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to vote against the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 (H.R.

July 23, 2014

This memo explains that despite the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, Wisconsin law requiring insurance coverage of birth control remains in effect and should be fully enforced.

Webinars & Presentations

Below are resources related to past NWLC webinars, conference calls and other presentations. Please see our list of upcoming calls & webinars.


July 22, 2014

This conference call addressed challenges and opportunities in PreK implementation, including recruitment of providers in school- and community-based settings, new quality standards, outreach to families and meeting the needs of working families. 

June 26, 2014

This webinar, co-sponsored by the National Women’s Law Center and American College of Nurse-Midwives, gives nurse-midwives an in-depth understanding of the ACA’s birth control coverage requirement and the breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling coverage requirement.  NWLC  provides  tools to help patients who are not getting the coverage required by the health care law.