Posts Tagged ‘Pay Gap’

Aug
2016
10

MA’s Awesome New Pay Equity Bill Prevents Salary History from Keeping Women’s Wages Down

MA's Awesome New Pay Equity Bill Prevents Salary History from Keeping Women's Wages Down
  Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will sign a pay equity bill into law next week. The bill requires employers to pay men and women equally for comparable work and prevents any employer from asking job-seekers for their salary history. Massachusetts will be the first state in the U.S. to pass a pay equity law. Many [&hellip…;
Feb
2016
23

He-Bay: Study Finds Women Earn Less Than Men From Online Sales, Just Like IRL (sadface)

He-Bay: Study Finds Women Earn Less Than Men From Online Sales, Just Like IRL (sadface)
  Two years ago, eBay opened its doors to a pair of researchers studying gender inequality. Their aim was to determine whether the perceived value of a product depends on the gender of its seller.  The study found that even on eBay women earn less than men for the same amount of work.   The [&hellip…;
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Jul
2015
8

Brooklyn Bar Charges Women $0.77 for Every $1 Men Pay to Show Gender Gap Is “Some Shameful Shit”

Brooklyn Bar Charges Women $0.77 for Every $1 Men Pay to Show Gender Gap Is
  To start a conversation about the gender pay gap, a Brooklyn bar last night offered women drinks at 77 cents on the dollar. That is the amount that women earn for every dollar men earn, according to the Department of Labor (the date was also 7/7). The Way Station, a Prospect Heights bar previously [&hellip…;
Feb
2014
4

BLS Numbers Reveal Unionization Cuts the Gender Pay Gap In Half for Women

BLS Numbers Reveal Unionization Cuts the Gender Pay Gap In Half for Women
  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) has analyzed new numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and found that the gender pay gap is dramatically lower for unionized females compared to their non-union peers.  On average, unionized women make 9.4 cents less than men in the same position. This is half the difference non-unionized…
Jun
2013
10

50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act Reminds Us How Far We Have to Go

50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act Reminds Us How Far We Have to Go
  An opinion piece in this weekend’s New York Times sheds light on how much ground remains to be covered in the fight for equal rights (and pay) at work. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act (signed in 1963) is a bittersweet affair for Stephanie Coontz, a teacher at The Evergreen State [&hellip…;