Gender Wage Inequality
by Anna Bonatz
How can we fix this?
for companies: urge your company to conduct salary audits to proactively monitor and address gender-based pay differences
for individuals: Women can learn strategies to better negotiate for equal pay.
for policy makers: The Paycheck Fairness Act would improve the scope of the Equal Pay Act, which hasn’t been updated since 1963, with stronger incentives for employers to follow the law, enhance federal enforcement efforts, and prohibit retaliation against workers asking about wage practices. Tell the Congress to take action for equal pay.
sign this petition for the support of the Paycheck Fairness Act! https://www.change.org/p/your-congressman-help-gender-wage-inequality-by-supporting-the-paycheck-fairness-act?recruiter=426713058&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink
remember: Education is not an effective solution! - At every level of academic achievement, women’s median earnings are less than men’s median earning. In some cases, the gender pay gap is larger at higher levels of education. While education helps everyone, black and Hispanic women earn less than their white and Asian peers do, even when they have the same educational credentials