National Equal Pay Day highlights gender pay gap

18 April, 2017, 03:05 | Author: Elaine Woods

Research suggests on a national scale, women make 80 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Voluntary, private and public organizations with 250 or more employees will have to reveal any gender discrepancies in staff pay by April next year.

With Equal Pay Day coming on Tuesday, you can find out where your state stands. It took 94 extra days in 2017 to equal a man's 2016 pay. So, just how much less are minority women making than their white female and male counterparts?

According the National Committee on Pay Equity, it usually falls on a Tuesday to show how far into the work week women must work to match the pay earned by men.

The gender-pay gap is about 20 percent, a serious difference, especially considering how many single moms there are in the U.S.

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In support of the campaign, LUNA, Lyft, P&G, Salesforce and businesses throughout USA cities have partnered with LeanIn.Org to offer 20 percent discounts or special offers. "Even more for women of color". The poverty rates for tipped workers are twice as high as the rates for workers overall, according to one study.

The charity is also calling for the Government to investigate the causes of low pay amongst young women and to make it an obligation for businesses to close any gender pay gaps.

April 4th marks Equal Pay Day and the reason why it's held on that day may surprise you. But statistics point to continued gaps between pay for men and women in the Garden State.

Emma Porteus said, "At the end of the day money speaks so if we're so behind in terms of what equal salary looks like then we'll be behind in progressing in so many other ways". The NWLC also details that the lifetime losses due to the wage gap in Missouri totals over $600,000 for black women and almost $750,000 for Latina women.

Women are trained to understand their value and how to negotiate their pay when they're signing a contract.

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