Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which is the day that Black women would have to work into 2021 in order to make the same amount of money that non-Hispanic white men made in 2020. Black women are paid $0.63 for every $1.00 a non-Hispanic white man makes, according to the ACS Census data. […]
Senate Republicans Block the Paycheck Fairness Act
On Tuesday, Republicans in the Senate blocked the debate of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill aimed to eliminate pay discrimination against women. If passed, the Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers to demonstrate that any pay disparities between men and women are related to the job. It would also give more power to those […]
Pay Gap Expected to Worsen Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
Activists’ work to close the gender pay gap may be undermined by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to experts, as women take time off or are laid off in order to care for others, any advances could be reversed. The International Labor Organization (ILO) reports that women earn approximately one-fifth less than their male counterparts across […]
Federal Judge Ordered Reinstatement of Gendered Pay Data Collection
A federal judge ordered that the Trump administration must reinstate an Obama-era rule requiring companies report pay data by race and gender. U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia, Tanya S. Chutkan, said that by rolling back the Obama-era rule the Trump administration violated the law and that the Trump administration failed to demonstrate […]
Congress Introduces Paycheck Fairness Act to Prevent Pay Discrimination
The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, giving women stronger protections against sex-based pay discrimination and helping ensure pay equity for all women.
Gender Wage Gap Larger Than Previously Thought
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a new study that claims that women today earn only 49 cents to a man’s dollar, not the 80 cents previously stated. While the earnings gap between men and women has narrowed, progress in the past 15 years has decreased. However the study does not break the findings […]
Today is Equal Pay Day for Southeast Asian American Women
Currently, the average Southeast Asian American woman make 61 cents or less for every dollar a white man makes. Breaking it down even further, Burmese women make 51 cents, Samoan women make 56 cents and Hmong women make 59 cents for every dollar a white man earns.
March for Black Women Draws Attention to Intersectional Injustices
Last weekend, two marches aiming to bring attention to racial injustices occurred in the nation’s capital–the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women. The two marches began at different starting points and then met at Lincoln Park before marching together to the Justice Department and the National Mall.
Trump Administration Shuts Down Initiative to Combat Gender-Race Wage Gap
The Trump administration has announced that they will shut down a 2016 Obama-era initiative that empowered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect pay data sorted by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees.
Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
On July 31st, Americans recognize Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the date that marks how far into the year 2017 that black women have to work to earn the same amount of money that white men earned during 2016 alone. The date is a jarring reminder of the persistence of racial and gender pay inequity; black women today earn 63 cents for every dollar made by white men.
Women in France Protest the Gender Wage Gap
Women in France intend to leave work on Monday at 4:34 pm in protest of the gender wage gap that persists in many workplaces.
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day
Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, the day of 2016 that Latina women would need to work to in order to accumulate what a white man earned in 2015.
Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists
Data compiled by the US Census Bureau this week once again demonstrates a gender wage gap, showing that American women who work full-time, year-round jobs on average earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.
Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron announced a measure last week aimed at making the gender pay gap much more visible.
Marc Benioff Wants Women to Have Equal Pay and Opportunity at Salesforce
Marc Benioff has laid out a plan to ensure equal pay and equal hiring at the global cloud-based software company.
Democratic Senators Pushed for the Paycheck Fairness Act for Equal Pay Day
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and five Democratic women of the Senate today to urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The Japanese Government is Being Sued for Institutional Sexism
“No matter how much we contribute or how well we perform, we stand virtually no chance of advancing in our careers.”
Disparities Persist for Women of Color in States with the Smallest Wage Gaps
Newly released US Census data shows the wage gap for African American and Latina women is worse in some areas where the overall gender wage gap is small.
The Number of Women in Poverty Hasn’t Declined in a Year
The poverty rate for women is not only virtually unchanged, but – at 14.5 percent – it’s the highest in two decades.
Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again
The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation.