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Equal Pay: A Battle Is Brewing in the Senate

Already passed in the House, the Paycheck Fairness Act would make it easier for women to file pay-discrimination class actions against employers, and it removes caps on punitive damages under the Equal Pay Act. It doesn't solve why women are paid less than men for the same work.

The Great Recession Is Hitting Men Harder

Numbers show that men have borne the brunt of layoffs, in turn boosting the percentage of women in the workforce. Having made steady gains in employment since the 1970s, women now stand to overtake men as the majority of the labor pool.