gender equity

Gender Pay Gap Magnified During Coronavirus Job Cuts

May 20, 2020
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In April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a first, unemployment numbers for women hit double digits.

Women make up two-thirds of part-time workers and the majority of the low-wage workforce. For women of color, the news is even grimmer.

Rep. Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) speaks about a proposal calling for more women in leadership positions and is joined by Rep. Sara Carruthers (R-Hamilton), left, and Rep. Thomas West (D-Canton), second from the left.
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In 2016, women represented more than 44% of the labor force in Ohio but just slightly more than 20% of the seats on boards of Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in Ohio. To change that, Ohio lawmakers are proposing a bipartisan resolution they think will help.

Ohio Licensing Policies

Jan 11, 2019
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Ohio lawmakers are mulling over potential legislation that would reduce the time needed for cosmetology-related licenses. Currently, it takes 250 hours of training to become a licensed hair stylist in Ohio, which is 100 hours more than it takes for an E.M.T. to get licensed.

Today on All Sides, we discuss the apparent diconnect between the need for certification and the demand for the workforce, and how some licensing requirements disproportionately limit women, minorities, and former felons.