Time is almost up for every elected official in Maryland. This fall when you head to the polls, don’t forget we will also be negotiating for the pay raise all state workers deserve. AFSCME Maryland is coming together to get politicians to commit to fighting alongside us to protect state services NOW.
If you’re interested in making your voice heard and being a part of the fight to make Maryland work for all middle class people, take this survey and let us know who you support! To prepare for the fight ahead we need to hear from you about who you support and how we can come together as a union to support them.
#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
IT'S ABOUT THE MONEY!
On Thursday, March 8th, the Bargaining Action Team, stared down campus administration at the negotiation table. As a result, several management proposals that would have had a negative impact the work-life balance of University of Maryland employees were with withdrawn.
BEATING BACK THE ATTACKS
NOW, IT'S WAGES AND PARKING
The next fight is about the money in our pocket — our raises and the amount of money we pay for parking. Two important things:
STAND TOGETHER AND WE WILL WIN!
Saturday, March 10th, future activist attended a bootcamp session about current contract negotiations at University of Maryland College Park. AFSCME Local 1072 leaders and activists are working hard, even on Saturday, to win the best contract possible.
If you’re interested in getting involved or getting an update on the contract campaign at University of Maryland College Park, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.