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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the day that Black women in the U.S. must work until before they earn the equivalent of what men were paid the previous year.

More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Black women working full time, year-round and part-time earn only 66 cents approximately for every dollar earned by non-Hispanic, White men, according to census data from 2022.

Black women who work full time year-round are paid 69 cents for every dollar paid to non-Hispanic, White men.

If current trends continue, Black women will wait over 100 years for equal pay. Hispanic women will wait over 200 years.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. (It was originally called “National Pay Inequity Awareness Day” and changed to Equal Pay Day in 1998.) Local Equal Pay Day activists organize rallies, lobby days, speak-outs, letter-writing campaigns, workshops, and meetings with employers, policy-makers, and enforcement agencies to promote effective solutions for closing the wage gap. Some wear red on this day as a symbol of how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay.

Equal Pay Today's website has a wealth of interesting information about women's pay
  here

Also, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has additional information about pay equity for all women and everyone in their "The Simple Truth" document  here

What you can do today: One of the contributing factors to pay inequity is that workers accepting job offers often don't know how to negotiate their pay. AAUW offers free pay negotiation training online and it's available to everyone. Everyone can sign up and take it  here.
When:
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
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