Union Membership Increases Wage Equity for Women—But Stronger Laws Are Needed

Unions have fought long and hard against big business for benefits like weekends, lunch breaks, and overtime pay — which are now considered basic rights. But did you know union membership also decreases the gender wage gap?

According to a new report, union pay transparency can help disrupt a workplace culture of secrecy — one that conceals and amplifies pay disparities for women.

Women’s Soccer, a $1 Million Donation and a Warehouse Job Claim the Podium

Title Nine, a women’s sport apparel company in California, recently donated $1 million to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in an effort to narrow the wage gap.

As for equal access, Title Nine proved pivotal in my literary career: For having missed, in the late 1990s, my deadline for a major book project, I found salvation in a part-time, holiday season warehouse packing job with the company. 

Why Women Need the Paycheck Fairness Act

While equal pay advocates have introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act many times over the past few decades, Congress has failed to pass the Act. But with new hope on the horizon due to the Biden administration’s White House Gender Policy Council’s commitment to supporting pay equity, the Paycheck Fairness Act may have a chance.