Today is Equal Pay Day… Y?
The gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time equivalent earnings; Women continue to have unequal access to the benefits at the workplace, represented in low-paid jobs dependent on minimum wage.
April 12th symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, to earn what men earned in the previous year. In case you are wondering, on average, women make $0.79 for every dollar a man makes.
Gender equality affects Minoriy women at slightly more significant pay gap… You see, if you’re Latina, your Equal Pay Day isn’t until Nov. 1… African American women have to work to Aug. 23… And Native American women, Sept. 13th!
…Despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was enacted in 1963.
Y Fact: In 2014, Hispanic women earned just 54% of what white men earned, American Indian and Alaska Native women 59% and African American women 63%… While White women, by comparison, earned 78% of white men’s earnings.
The gender $ gap grows with age too, so when looking at women ages 55-64… They earn 76% of what their male peers are paid.
From celebrities to working mothers, women are standing up across the globe to make an example of Y their work is just as worthy as the work of a males. In fact, the U.S. women’s National Soccer team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, contending that they were paid nearly 4X’s less than their male counterparts on the men’s national team.
But yesterday President Barack Obama officially proclaimed April 12, 2016, as National Equal Pay Day and the President went on to announce a new national monument in D.C., which honors the movement for women’s equality!
The Y Life stands with Y women and ALL women to push for Equal Pay Rights, across our nation and our world!