Texas Democrats Statement on Equal Pay Day 2017

It isn't a reality yet.

The networking and career advancement site Levo found about a year ago that although 83 percent of millennial women saw negotiation as crucial, only 41 percent pushed for better salaries or benefits.

Data from the United States government showed a 20.4 percent wage gap between men and women for 2015.

Even when controlling for factors such as experience, education, industry, and hours, women and men get paid differently.

"Just a few more hours until #EqualPayDay - marking how long women must work to achieve the pay men received the previous year", she tweeted Monday evening. His bill requires employers to pay employees equal wages for jobs that require equal skill, effort and responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions.

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"Women make on average 80 percent to the dollar paid to white men", notes National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill.

The wage gap between men and women is an affront to the values of fairness and equality.

Speaking to NBC, Noreen Farrell, director of anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates, said, "We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discriminate against them, with their own tax dollars". The Institute for Women's Policy Research reports that from 2015-2016, weekly earnings among Black women increased 2.9 percent, Hispanic women saw an increase of 2.2 percent, and white women 1.18 percent. But for women of color that picture is still dismal as we represent less than 3-4% of those professions. "It's 2017, and women in CT are still making only 82 cents for every dollar men make in their lifetimes", said Murphy.

US President, Donald Trump has revoked a number of protections for women in the workplace.

. Until that changes, progress for white women will be slower, and for women of color it will be painfully slow at best.

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