Maryland Working Women Still Lag Behind Men

WASHINGTON - Across the nation, women earn less than their male counterparts, make up a majority of minimum wage workers and carry the greatest burden when it comes to balancing family life with work.

In Maryland, women have it a little better -- earning 85 cents on every dollar white men earn, 8 cents above the national average. Overall, women are doing better economically than their counterparts in any other state, according to a report by the Center for American Progress.

But a closer look at the data shows that not all women in Maryland, particularly women of color, are doing as well.

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A Homeless Mom Struggles To Survive

“You keep fighting, you keep fighting and pushing and pushing and hoping for some kind of breakthrough,” said Lisa Ward.

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One Woman Puts Cracks In The Glass Ceiling

Despite her success, Sandy Hillman has been not immune to some of the prejudices that continue to exist for women in the workplace.

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Caring For Family Challenges Undocumented Minimum Wage Worker

A harrowing, month-long journey by bus, truck, boat, foot and plane brought Sara Hernandez to Maryland from her native Honduras.

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Maryland Lawmaker Pushes Women's Economic Agenda In Congress

Rep. Donna Edwards wants to raise minimum wage, and give paid leave, affordable, quality childcare, and equal pay for equal work to working women.

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