#EQUALPAYDAY SOCIAL MEDIA STORM ON APRIL 10 AT 2:00 PM ET
Equal Pay Day -- April 10, 2018 -- is the approximate date the typical woman must work to make what the typical man made at the end of 2017. Women who work full time, year-round in the United States are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Over a 40-year career, this can cost a woman over $400,000. When you factor in race, the wage gap is wider. When compared to White, non-Hispanic men, Latinas earn 54 cents for every dollar, Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar, and White women earn 79 cents for every dollar.
Therefore, while Equal Pay Day compares all women to all men, the Equal Pay Days for women of color fall much later in the year. Women of color, therefore, must work far longer to achieve equity, while losing far more over the course of their lifetimes. That’s not equitable at all. And in 2018, it’s no longer acceptable.
It’s time for multi-pronged solutions that seek to close the gender wage gap by addressing its many contributors: lack of pay transparency, hiring, pay and promotion discrimination based on gender and at the intersections of race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and caregiver status; occupational segregation; wage theft and an inadequate minimum wage; unfair workplace policies; lack of paid leave; lack of affordable childcare; and sexual harassment in the workplace.
TWEET or POST YOUR SUPPORT
Below are some sample messages you can use to show your support for #equalpayday :
Join us, coalition partners, & the nation's working women 4 an #EqualPayDay Social Media Storm, Tues April 10 2018 at 2:00 pm ET. #TalkPay on #EqualPay Day b/c a women shouldn't have to work more than 15 mos to earn what a man earns in 12. Learn more at www.equalpaydayforall.org.
Pay secrecy & retaliation for discussing pay contributes to the gender #wagegap. On April 10 -- #EqualPayDay '18 -- join us on social at 2:00 pm ET/1:00 pm CT/12:00 MT/11:00 am PT to remind employers it's time to #talkpay & #time4transparency. Learn more: www.equalpaydayforall.org.
Join #equalpay advocates on April 10 -- #EqualPayDay 2018 -- at 2:00 pm ET to #talkpay, demand that @OMBPress stop blocking @USEEOC pay data collection, & remind employers that it's #Time4Transparency. It's time to close the gender #wagegap. Learn more: www.equalpaydayforall.org.
The #MarchForOurLives & #metoo movements remind us that what's always been doesn't have to always be. We can stop #gunviolence, #sexualviolence & workplace #harassment. We can close the gender #wagegap. #TalkPay on #EqualPayDay -- April 10 '18 at 2 pm ET. www.equalpaydayforall.org.
The #MarchForOurLives & #metoo movements remind us that what's always been doesn't have to always be. Federal/state electeds can pass sensible #guncontrol, strengthen workplace #harassment law & pass the #paycheckfairness act & similar state bills. #TalkPay on #EqualPayDay 4/10!
For more information on Equal Pay Day, visit :
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Equal Pay Day Campaign Page