Raise a toast to Equal Pay Day in Montana

Raise a toast to Equal Pay Day in Montana

Raise a toast to Equal Pay Day in Montana

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Women in the USA still experience a major gender wage gap, 55 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, Business Insider reports.

"It's very important for women to have equal pay across the state of MS", said Mayor Beechem. Since managers on average earn two times the salary of non-managers, this contributes significantly to the overall gender wage gap, the report found.

A woman working full time in Florida is typically paid 87 cents for every dollar paid to a man - a yearly difference of $5,474, according to the annual "Equal Pay Day" report by the nonprofit National Partnership for Women & Families. They're busy for a reason: the pay gap in MI between men and women is 78 cents to every dollar. For Hispanic women, it's even lower: 62.2 cents. California law now prohibits employers from paying female employees less than men for equal work; protects employees' right to discuss wages with co-workers; prohibits retaliation against employees who seek to enforce the law; and prohibits employers from justifying a pay difference exclusively on the grounds of prior salary.

WSP's hourly wage gap was 25 per cent while its women received 55 per cent lower bonuses, while SNC-Lavalin said its wage gap was 38 per cent and the bonus gap was 67 per cent.

"This isn't just a problem for people who make a lot of money".

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"While the historical foundations of inequitable pay structures in the United States are rooted in the early 19th century, women today can help close the gap by learning how to advocate for themselves to secure equitable salaries, benefits and promotions", the Equal Pay Coalition said in a statement.

Ciani and other women leaders called for more protections for women workers. Though change can exist on a smaller scale as in the form of salary negotiations, pursuit of secondary education and participation in increasing public awareness regarding the gender pay gap. Raising the minimum wage is a good first step. Black women in Colorado make $21,717 less than white men in the state, while Latinas earn $27,323 less each year. If there is a discrepancy, you can implement the Rooney Rule: For every manager position you have open to fill, consider at least one woman and one underrepresented minority in your pool of candidates.

"Unfortunately, I've learned that pay discrimination is alive and well", Lord said. In reality, experts contend that it will take a commitment from employers themselves to level the playing field.

The City of Phoenix is taking action to recognize the gender pay gap and proclaiming Tuesday as Equal Pay Day.

"If a company is committed to principles of pay equity, then they ask themselves questions like: Who is getting paid what?"

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