Equal Pay Day: What Is The 2019 Wage Gap?
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, is Equal Pay Day.
What exactly is Equal Pay Day? Equal Pay Day is the day that women make the equivalent of what men make, from the previous year. According to Equal Pay Today, women must work until April 2, 2019, to make the same as men did in 2018. Four months more of work to make the same.
Equal Pay Today says that all women make $0.80 for every $1 white, non-Hispanic men earn. When you break it down based on race, it's just as bad, if not worse. Asain women make $0.85 for every $1 a white non-Hispanic man makes, white women make $0.77, black women make $0.61, Native American women make $0.58, and Latina women make $0.53.
While bringing awareness to the cause is great, we still need to close the pay gap. The New York Times suggests employers offer pay transparency and eliminating questions regarding pay history on applications.
It's 2019 and we need to have equal pay for equal work.
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