August 13: Black Women's Equal Pay Day
Did you know the 2020 wage gap for Black women compared to non-Hispanic white men is $0.62?
The wages of Black women are driven down by a number of current factors including gender and racial discrimination, workplace harassment, job segregation and a lack of workplace policies that support family caregiving, which is still most often performed by women. According to YWCA USA’s YWomenVote 2019 survey, close to two-thirds of Black women (62 percent) reported experiencing racial discrimination, and half (50 percent) reported experiencing gender discrimination.
It’s time to help fight the wage gap by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act! If passed, the Act will close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and bar retaliation against workers who disclose their wages to co-workers. Sign the petition here today.