Leveling The Equal Pay Field: Negotiating While Black
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 18:40
In a video, she said, "I will raise my voice for equal pay".
According to calculations from the National Women's Law Center in D.C., women in New Jersey make 82 cents for every dollar a man earns.
Equal pay day for women of color comes much later in the year, with the most recent numbers for black women at 64-cents on the dollar and Hispanic women being 54-cents on the dollar.
Tuesday on "Equal Pay Day", California women's rights advocates highlighted a proposal to require employers to be more transparent about what they're paying their workers.
On the 94th day of 2017 - April 4 - women will have finally worked enough days into this year to earn what their male counterparts earned in all of 2016.
On average, women in the USA are paid 20% less than men.
Rally organizers say because women are now fifty percent of the workforce in Minnesota, families continue to suffer because of the wage gap.
You may find it hard to believe, but while female personal financial advisors are busy looking after the financial security of their clients, they themselves are likely to be getting stiffed on their own take-home pay ion comparison to the guy at the next desk.
Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, Karen King says, the median annual earnings for local women working full-time previous year was nearly $41,000 versus $51,000 for men.
Whelan says a big reason why the pay gap is still this large is because we often do not reward women for negotiating and standing up for their skill sets. "All of us - men, women, employers, employees, colleagues - can step up and become stronger allies for women", she adds.
Although progress has been made in narrowing the wage gap, it's estimated the problem won't be completely erased for another century.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg said women in the same job earn about 20% less than men on average. At 87 cents for every white male dollar earned, Asian women in New Jersey fare the best.
Their analysis shows not only the size of the gender wage gap but its detrimental effects on the spending power of Utah women.