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Check out the latest news on the Women’s Economic Security Act and related efforts.

How Minnesota Passed a Massive Economic Security Law for Women

RH Reality Check (August 4, 2014) – With state legislatures spending an enormous amount of time debating and often passing measures that restrict women’s rights, it stands out as remarkable when a governor uses his or her pen to sign a piece of legislation that does something goodfor women. But that is just what has happened in Minnesota, where the Women’s Economic Security Act (HF 2536) went into effect August 1.

Our View: A victory for women, equality, children

ROCHESTER POST BULLETIN (May 15, 2014) — A generation after becoming the first state to enact a gender pay equity requirement for public-sector employees, Minnesota is at the forefront again by passing the Women’s Economic Security Act.

Caring for frail elders? Not a workplace priority just yet

STAR TRIBUNE (May 11, 2014) –  On a day when even bosses are pro-motherhood, Minnesotans can cheer new workplace protections for working mothers — and dads, too — courtesy of a bill that’s headed to Gov. Mark Dayton for signature.  Working parents are among the chief beneficiaries of the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA), the

Dayton signs Economic Security Act

KIMT NEWS 3 (May 11, 2014)  - Gov. Mark Dayton was at the capitol Sunday morning for a special signing of a bill benefiting working women. It’s called the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) and it is a piece of legislation that will help close the gender gap in the workplace. Minnesota lawmakers have been working

Women’s Economic Security Act becomes law on Mother’s Day Read more: Women’s Economic Security Act becomes law on Mother’s Day

KMSP TV (May 11, 2014) — Gov. Mark Dayton celebrated Mother’s Day by signing a bill dubbed the Women’s Economic Security Act into law on Sunday morning. The measure aims to provide equal pay for women and provide stronger workplace protections.   “When future generations look back, we will be able to tell them that we

Dayton signs law to give women a better workplace

STAR TRIBUNE (May 11, 2014) –  Gov. Mark Dayton rang in Mother’s Day Sunday by giving final approval to a package of bills aimed at improving conditions for women in the workplace.  The Women’s Economic Security Act, comprised of nine separate pieces of legislation, won legislative approval last week with bipartisan support. It forces about

Gov. Dayton Signs Women’s Economic Security Act

WCCO TV (May 11, 2014)  — A bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton Sunday is aimed at helping women in the workplace. Lawmakers and advocates joined the governor on this Mother’s Day to sign the Women’s Economic Security Act.

Gov. Dayton Signs Women’s Economic Security Act on Mother’s Day

KSTP TV 5 (May 11, 2014) — Governor Mark Dayton has signed a bill aimed at closing the pay and compensation gap between men and women on Sunday, according to his office.

Minnesota House passes Women’s Economic Security Act

FARGO-MOORHEAD FORUM (May 7, 2014) – ST. PAUL – New Minnesota mothers would more likely keep their jobs under the Women’s Economic Security Act, its supporters say.

Lawmakers try to even playing field for working moms

KARE 11 (May 8, 2014) –  Minnesota lawmakers are working to even the playing field for working moms, by expanding family leave and barring discrimination against pregnant employees.