Income disparity

FILE - In this May 11, 2016 file photo, an external view of part of BBC Broadcasting House, in London. A group of British lawmakers says the BBC has failed to live up to its duty to pay men and women the same for equal work _ a damning indictment after year of pay scandals. Parliament's media committee said Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 that BBC salaries are set by "an opaque system of discretionary decisions by individual managers.(Anthony Devlin/PA via AP, File)
October 25, 2018 - 6:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The BBC has failed to live up to its duty to pay men and women the same for equal work, a committee of British lawmakers said Thursday, in a damning indictment of the publicly funded broadcaster after years of pay scandals. Parliament's media committee said in a report that BBC...
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August 10, 2018 - 11:38 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Four women who used to work for Nike have filed a federal lawsuit against the company, alleging it violated state and U.S. equal-pay laws and fostered a work environment that allowed sexual harassment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the suit filed Thursday in Portland is...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a man stands outside his tent on Division Street in San Francisco. San Francisco voters will decide in November 2018 whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. Supporters collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 16, 2018 - 9:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality. The city elections department verified Monday that supporters had...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges a welcome from the military officers during his visit to Korean People's Army's Strategic Forces in North Korea. Kim’s diplomatic charm offensive could be a godsend for his generals. There is virtually no aspect of the North Korean economy that doesn’t have the military’s fingerprints all over it. If Kim’s strategy of busting support for sanctions by negotiating with U.S. President Donald Trump and others pays off, his million-man military could be one of the biggest winners. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 06, 2018 - 1:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at the Milken Institute Global Conference Monday, April 30, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Top Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate offered starkly different assessments of state of the union Monday in talks at the global conference ahead of the midterm election. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 30, 2018 - 4:22 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Top Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate offered starkly different assessments Monday of the nation's political and economic outlook at a global conference ahead of the midterm election. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., highlighted...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Crown" star Matt Smith says he supports fellow actor Claire Foy over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star in the Netflix drama. A producer disclosed last month that Foy, who starred as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Smith, who played...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Catt Sadler arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sadler, who walked out on her job late last year after discovering she was paid far less than a colleague, is speaking out about the way women are shortchanged when it comes to salaries and pointing to online tools they can arm themselves with during future negotiations. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 10, 2018 - 9:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Catt Sadler may have walked out on her job late last year after discovering she was paid far less than a colleague, but the former E! News host says she's found a better one — advocate. The former journalist is speaking out about the way women are shortchanged when it comes to...
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In this Jan. 21, 2017 photo provided by Aileen Rizo, Rizo, along with her daughters Diana Acosta, 10, center, and Vivan Acosta, 6, right, attend the national Women's March in Fresno, Calif. Relying on women's previous salaries to determine their incomes at new jobs perpetuates longstanding disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, April 9, 2018, in a novel opinion that aims to address the "financial exploitation of working women." The unanimous ruling by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came in the case of a California school employee who learned over lunch with colleagues in 2012 that she made thousands less than her male counterparts. Aileen Rizo took a job as a math consultant in Fresno County in 2009 after working for several years in Arizona. (Aileen Rizo via AP)
April 09, 2018 - 9:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relying on a woman's previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The unanimous ruling by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:09 am
LONDON (AP) — British companies have until midnight to publish their gender pay gap, as Prime Minister Theresa May promised to tackle the "injustice" of unequal earnings between the sexes. The government has told all firms with more than 250 employees to publish by Wednesday the difference in...
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March 29, 2018 - 4:20 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has agreed to pay $45 million to settle a gender bias lawsuit that dates 16 years ago. The Charlotte Observer cites the settlement in a Wednesday report as saying 37,000 female managers of Family Dollar stores allege they were paid less than their male...
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