Advocates call for more salary transparency on Equal Pay Day

Rochester NOW to protest pay gap on Equal Pay Day

Rochester NOW to protest pay gap on Equal Pay Day

This data comes from an analysis released this week by the National Partnership for Women and Families, that found women employed full-time, year-round across the US are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to men.

Over fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women continue to earn about eighty percent as much money as men. "She would have 85 more weeks of food for her family, or 9.6 more months of mortgage and utilities payments or over 16 additional months of rent".

Some participants in the Equal Pay Day wore red to symbolize how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay.

According to the American Association of University Women, "While more education helps increase women's earnings, it still doesn't close the gender pay gap".

The 20-percent wage gap is an average for all women.

Mallya's arrest not a feather in cap of Centre: Congress
Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said the government would do everything in its power to bring Mallya to justice. Surjewala said the government's sincerity of goal would be proved only when Mallya and Modi are brought back to India.

First daughter Ivanka Trump took part in the commemoration by posting an equal pay statistics graphic to her Instagram. Based on the most recent data available from 2015, women in Greater Des Moines make 78 cents for every man's dollar. Black women earn about 68 percent of what white men typically make while Latino women earn 62 percent compared to white men. And since women make up two thirds-thirds of tipped workers in the USA, they're typically hit the hardest.

Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, Karen King says, the median annual earnings for local women working full-time past year was nearly $41,000 versus $51,000 for men.

It's a fight continuing more than a half century after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963.

"Helping women to reach their full potential isn't only the right thing to do, it makes good economic sense and is good for British business", the minister for women and equalities, Justine Greening, said in an emailed statement. They work hard every day at every kind of work there is. In the meantime, a San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation Tuesday that would ban employers from asking job applicants about previous salaries. By 2000, women earned 74% of men's wages.

April 4th is a clear reminder, the wage gap still exists.

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