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Despite decades of efforts to boost women’s representation throughout the U.S. economy, women still face a pay gap in nearly every single occupation—even high-paying ones.
Jul 26, 2023
Rose Khattar, Sara Estep, Lily Roberts, 1 More
Maggie Jo Buchanan
Tune in below to watch a discussion on the connection between raising the minimum wage and Black Women’s Equal Pay Day.
Jul 24, 2023
Rose Khattar, Jocelyn Frye, Edwith Theogene
Kalpana Kotagal’s confirmation to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers promise for the reinstatement of federal pay data collection, a critical pay equity tool discontinued in 2019.
Jul 18, 2023
Isabela Salas-Betsch, Lauren Hoffman
New analysis by the Center for American Progress shows that working women have cumulatively lost $61 trillion in wages since 1967.
Jun 8, 2023
Rose Khattar, Sara Estep
Sen. Marco Rubio’s purported paid parental leave plan would hurt, rather than help, women by cutting the retirement benefits they need.
Aug 5, 2022
Molly Weston Williamson
American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States make just 60 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, and this wage gap forces too many of them and their families into poverty.
Oct 22, 2021
The Biden administration should restart the collection of employer pay data, convene a new interagency equal pay task force, undertake an initiative to promote greater pay transparency, and designate more funding for enforcement of equal pay protections in order to regain lost ground and make progress for working women.
Mar 24, 2021
Employers have a pivotal role to play in establishing pay practices within workplaces and correcting the disparities that have eroded Black women’s pay for decades.
Aug 13, 2020
Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.
Mar 26, 2020
This fact sheet defines the gender wage gap, identifies what drives it, and quantifies its impact on women and their families.
Mar 24, 2020
March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.
Mar 19, 2020
Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks, Robin Bleiweis
Ensuring comprehensive pay data collection is essential to combating gender-based pay discrimination and securing equal pay for all women.
Mar 2, 2020
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