Thursday, October 29 is Latina Equal Pay Day—the approximate day in 2020 when the average Latina finally catches up to what the average white, non-Hispanic man earned in just 2019 alone.
The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect on the pay gap, since more women have been forced to drop out of the workforce.
Even if new laws are passed, the fight won’t be over. With the Supreme Court already having narrowed women’s options in fighting pay discrimination, the choices in future elections and Court appointments become extremely important for passing stronger legislation and for safeguarding women from decisions that will further erode the few remedies available.
Women’s labor force participation rate has dropped during the pandemic, driven both by disproportionate layoffs and quits. Many women are foregoing career advancement opportunities because there are no childcare options.
We have to start planning now to help women reenter the workforce and pickup their careers when the pandemic ends.
Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is Thursday, October 1. This marks the day an average Native American woman must work into the new year to finally make what a white, non-Hispanic man made at the end of the previous year.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a tremendous impact on the law, both as a lawyer and as a judge, for women’s rights and the rights of all people.
August 13, 2020, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Black women must work more than eight extra months to be compensated the same amount as their white male counterparts.
June 4, 2020 is Moms’ Equal Pay Day, marking the amount of additional days that moms have to work to earn the same amount of money as the average U.S. dad earned last year.
The word “shecession” appeared in the The New York Times for the first time in its nearly 170 years of publishing over the weekend. And with good reason.
Because women often begin their careers earning lower salaries than men, and in light of the pervasive gender wage gap that exists, employers who rely on a candidate’s prior pay to set their new salary allow those existing gender-based pay disparities to continue.
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take over 200 years to close the gender pay gap. No one should have the patience to wait that long. How can we accelerate change?