CT's equal pay gap costs women $15B a year

Posted April 05, 2017

Equal Pay Day is held every April to symbolize how far into the year women need to work to make what men did in the previous year, according to the NCPE.

In preparation for Equal Pay Day, LeanIn.org, with the National Partnership for Women and Families, also released specific pay gap data for cities participating in the campaign. Asian women, however, were earning about 85 cents for every dollar earned by white men, according to the National Women's Law Center.

Mothers who work full-time, year-round jobs are paid 70 cents for every $1 paid to fathers. The "Equal Pay Day" for women of color is even worse: African-American women's wages won't catch up to men's 2016 earnings until July 31, Native American women until September 25, and Latina women until November 2.

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A baby girl born this year in MI won't likely see pay equity in her working life, according to new research which looks at what it will take to close the pay gap across the country. If you take a Lyft on April 4, they'll donate 20 percent of your ride fee to charities that support women and families. It hurts our families, our businesses, and our communities. Today members of Congress are reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which updates the Equal Pay Act, prohibits employers from penalizing employees who discuss their salaries, and bars employers from asking about prior salary.

However and now that Trump has overturned the Fair Pay Order, companies can force sexual harassment into private or secret proceedings, keeping the public, and even other employees, in the dark about harassment and discrimination claims at the company. The wage gap is not a "women's issue" - it's one of fundamental fairness. A 2016 report found that women's lower career earnings, including due to the wage gap, contributed to older women having lower social security benefits, pensions, and savings.

Women across the country gathered for one cause Tuesday: The fight for equal pay. "We must work to close the gender pay gap!".

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