No, Ivanka Trump, Equal Pay Day Is Not a Rallying Cry
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 05, 2017,
Apr 05, 2017, 17:25
"To mark the occasion, Ivanka Trump, special assistant to her father, took to Twitter to advocate, writing "#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. It's an opportunity to call attention to the pay gap experienced by working women and people of color, and to commit to taking action to close the gap.
It has the support of both Iceland's centre-right coalition government as well as the opposition - and almost 50 percent of the lawmakers in Parliament are women. In a video, she said, "I will raise my voice for equal pay".
"When we think about equal pay and the challenge we have to finally level the playing field, I think this will be a very important component when we think about the future", she told CEOs at a White House-organized town hall on American business in Washington Tuesday. It prohibits companies from asking perspective employees their current or past salary history, an effort to prevent pay discrimination from following a woman throughout her career. In fact, state lawmakers have introduced at least 180 bills across the country aimed at shrinking the pay gap, with seven enacted and dozens more pending. "So when women are making less money, it influences an entire family and the economy". Meanwhile, Labor Department data show women earned about 82 cents for every dollar a man made in 2016.
Statistics have long pointed to a difference of about 20 cents less for women doing the same job as men.
The brand is also offering a 20 percent discount on the red leather pouch and white t-shirt, which are adorned with the word "FEMINIST" with the letter S replaced with a dollar sign to emphasize the message of equal pay.
In 2015, full-time/year-round female workers earned 79.6 percent of what their male counterparts made, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). Sexuality is seen as another factor in the pay gap. African American women won't catch up until July 31, 2017 and Native American women will have their Equal Pay Day on September 25, 2017.
Right now OR women and families are being shortchanged thousands of dollars each year, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime because of the pay gap.