Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton commemorate Equal Pay Day

Posted April 05, 2017

There are 4.6 million women who work in occupations with poverty-level wages, almost three times as many as the 1.5 million men who do, the organization said in a statement on Equal Pay Day on April 4, a date to highlight the gender wage gap around the country.

"Closing the gender pay gap is critical to the economic empowerment of American women, and it is the responsibility of all Americans to come together in pursuit of equal pay", she wrote.

It's not just progressive states like California taking the wage gap seriously, either - North Dakota passed a bill in 2015 strengthening employer salary reporting requirements. While women in numerous caring professions have almost reached pay parity with men, female clergy lag far behind.

The pay gap was lowest in NY, where women made 89 percent of what men made, and highest in Wyoming, where women made 64 cents on the dollar compared to men.

The reasoning, she said, is that if a woman makes 20 percent less than a man does, she should pay 20 percent less for her purchases.

Asian female workers are faring the best at narrowing the gap.

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Of those, Lebanon is hosting more than a million Syrians, roughly a quarter of its current population of four million. Syrians have also fled to Europe in large numbers, making 884,461 asylum claims between April 2011 and October 2016.

"Environmentalists don't have to demand equal pay and affordable child care; labor movements aren't expected to call for the abolition of rape culture", Katha Pollitt pointed out in a March piece for the Nation.

After years of speaking out about the pay disparity in women's and men's tennis, Venus Williams was finally vindicated in 2007 when Wimbledon finally made a decision to give equal cash prizes to men and women.

It is equal pay day. "Through Glassdoor's Equal Pay Pledge, employers are showing employees, candidates and other stakeholders that they are committed to doing their part to close the gender pay gap", said Dawn Lyon, Glassdoor vice president of corporate affairs and chief equal pay advocate.

In 2016, Black women made $641 a week compared to white women who made $766, and made almost $300 less than White men (they made $942) according to an analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Using Census Bureau data from all 50 states and D.C., the report concluded that the average woman takes home 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man. I have fought for equal pay for all of us for years, and I won't give up now. Men dominate fields like IT, math, engineering and sciences, which tend to have higher-paying jobs. Men even have longer commutes on average than women do. An in-depth examination of the gender wage gap by economists found that discrimination plays a role. Construction and educational services, also heavily unionized workforces, ranked low in terms of pay gap, with the major exception being the transportation and warehousing sector, which had the second-largest pay gap and was the second-most unionized industry.

"Arbitrations are private proceedings with secret filings and private attorneys, and they often help hide sexual harassment claims", the National Women's Law Center's Director of Workplace Equality Maya Raghu told NBC.