pay equity

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the ticker tape parade for the U.S. women’s soccer team in Manhattan to sign two bills Wednesday that will make it easier for women in New York to receive pay equal to men.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The Buffalo Common Council is again looking at a gender equality law for the city and city government, with a crowded public hearing Tuesday night in the Council Chambers.

Women have been breaking all sorts of glass ceilings recently.

New program launched to promote living wage

Jan 27, 2015
Coalition for Economic Justice

Employers who pay workers a living wage can apply for certification in a program that will encourage customers to patronize enrolled businesses.

Photo from Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Website

The entire month of March is devoted to Women's History.  Locally, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is holding its 5th year of events to celebrate women of the past, present and future.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sat down the leader of the organization -- commissioner Sawrie Becker to discuss the fight for equal pay and generate awareness to stop human trafficking.