More Than 3100 Employers Take Stand For Equal Pay Through Glassdoor Pledge
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 12, 2017,
Apr 12, 2017, 2:42
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.
Edie Ignacio Neumiller of the Kauai Committee on the Status of Women said women in every state experience the pay gap Tuesday at the Moikeha Building.
Women who live or work in Boston will have the opportunity to hone their salary negotiating skills with free classes this week as part of the city's efforts to raise awareness of the gender pay gap.
In Virginia, women working full-time are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. While this may seem more encouraging than the national average, it's still important to note that Asian women continue to have to work over two months more than white men just to get the same paycheck.
"We're proud to shine a light on Missouri's gender wage gap because there shouldn't be any question about it - women deserve equal pay for equal work", stated Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber.
"There's no excuse for under valuing one human being's worth at less than another's".
"Equal pay is essential to the goal of gender equality", Sandberg says in a news release about the campaign. Poloncarz says it effects the entire community because it has a negative effect on the economy.
April 4 is the earliest it's been in a while, but the US still has a way to go to eliminate the gender pay gap. To my male colleagues, I ask: in 2017, do you not believe in strong women?
Women aren't the only ones calling for equal pay.
Although women make up about half of the college-educated workforce, females are still underpaid in comparison to men.
Commenting on what action needs to be taken to support women in male-dominated areas and close the gender pay gap, she added: "Making apprenticeships work for women, including by providing more part-time and flexible apprenticeships to help them balance work and family life, would be a great start". According to their data, New Jersey ranks dead last among the states and D.C.in pay equity for Latina women (43 cents on the dollar).
According to figures compiled by the Department for Education, the gender pay gap in the construction sector stands at 23.3 per cent, compared with 18.1 per cent in the United Kingdom as a whole. If we don't step up, it will be another penny next year, another penny the following year, and yet another penny.
Personal financial advisers had the biggest gender wage gap previous year, according to a report from IWPR.