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10 Actions Employers Can Take To Secure Equal Pay for Black Women Article
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10 Actions Employers Can Take To Secure Equal Pay for Black Women

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.

Jocelyn Frye

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women Article
A woman works in a shop in New York on May 6, 2016. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women

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.

Robin Bleiweis

Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day Article
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Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day

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.

Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks, Robin Bleiweis

Short-Changed: How Tipped Work Exacerbates the Pay Gap for Latinas Article
A woman folds laundry for a client at a laundromat in Los Angeles, October 2014. (Getty/Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Short-Changed: How Tipped Work Exacerbates the Pay Gap for Latinas

Latina Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder that Latinas make 54.5 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. New analysis demonstrates that the difference is even starker for Latinas who work for tips: Tipped Latina workers earn 65 percent less than nontipped white, non-Hispanic men.

Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks

Racism and Sexism Combine to Shortchange Working Black Women Article
A woman works at a distribution station in Staten Island, New York, February 2019. (Getty/Johannes Eisle/AFP)

Racism and Sexism Combine to Shortchange Working Black Women

The fight for Black women’s equal pay must address race and gender biases that erode Black women’s wages and undermine their ability to thrive.

Jocelyn Frye

Equal Pay Is Fundamental for Women’s Success in the New Economy Article
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Equal Pay Is Fundamental for Women’s Success in the New Economy

Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that most new jobs gained by American women in 2018 were in industries with wider-than-average gender wage gaps.

Jocelyn Frye, Diana Boesch

Leveraging the Power of Black Women Article
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Leveraging the Power of Black Women

Recognizing and reconciling individual biases, as well as conducting meaningful conversations about empowering black women and leveraging that power, will ensure that the United States is fairer and more prosperous for all.

Jocelyn Frye, Michele L. Jawando

The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. Economy Article
A woman participates in a rally and march as part of International Women's Strike NYC, a coalition of dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations on International Women's Day, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. (AP/Kathy Willens)

The Value of Equal Pay to the U.S. Economy

The gender wage gap is also a drag on the U.S. economy; closing the gap should be a top priority of any economic policy agenda that seeks to strengthen and grow the economy.

Kate Bahn

Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters Article
A Georgia Department of Labor services specialist helps a woman with a job search at an unemployment office in Atlanta on March 3, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)

Why Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Matters

Wage equality is a key issue for Millennials. But for young black women, it is not only a concern, it is a determining factor in their quality of life.

Gabrielle Bozarth, Naomi Kellogg

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