Senator Kirsten Gillibrand http://waer.org en Senator Gillibrand Champions Equal Pay for Women and Minimum Wage Hike http://waer.org/post/senator-gillibrand-champions-equal-pay-women-and-minimum-wage-hike <div>Women might be the key in passing an increase to the federal minimum wage – or at least that’s how New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to frame the wage legislation to her congressional colleagues. &nbsp;</div><div>She highlighted the issue Tuesday on “Equal Pay Day,” the date to which women would have to work to match the pay men got for the same job last calendar year. &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The current pay gap between the sexes stands at about 14% - women on average make $0.77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:02:52 +0000 Hannah Warren & Chris Bolt 16608 at http://waer.org Senator Gillibrand Champions Equal Pay for Women and Minimum Wage Hike Federal Brownfields Act Announced in Syracuse at Community Health Center Project http://waer.org/post/federal-brownfields-act-announced-syracuse-community-health-center-project <p>Some of New York’s congressional representatives are using a Syracuse project as an example of why the U-S needs better toxic clean-up laws.&nbsp; A new federal proposal announced Monday could help the city’s economy. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:01:11 +0000 Chris Bolt 5699 at http://waer.org Federal Brownfields Act Announced in Syracuse at Community Health Center Project