Equal Pay Day Is Reminder of Existing Wage Gap

In the United States, women are paid about 20% less than men. That's supposed to represent how far into the next workweek a woman has to work to earn a man's weekly pay. Well, it depends on a variety of factors, including ethnicities, race, and more.

Some will join an Equal Pay Day rally in Lansing on April 25. Women overall earn about 80 percent of what their white male counterparts make. The answer is upsetting, yes, but also important to fully uncover in the journey to equality for all.

With Equal Pay Day coming on Tuesday, you can find out where your state stands. Black women earn about 68 percent of what white men typically make while Latino women earn 62 percent compared to white men. "For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, that number is 60 cents".

Women on average are paid 20 percent less than men. She believes an Equal Pay Hotline could boost efforts to strengthen state and federal laws prohibiting wage discrimination. By 2000, women earned 74% of men's wages.

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Oh, and another reminder that it's 2017.

Emma Porteus said, "At the end of the day money speaks so if we're so behind in terms of what equal salary looks like then we'll be behind in progressing in so many other ways". She says women sometimes face a double standard on pay negotiation, and usually are not expected to negotiate. As TIME reports, "Hispanic women are not projected to achieve equal pay until 2248". Announced on Monday, the effort is meant to help close that gap and equip women with the skills to negotiate higher salaries. But in some fields, including engineering and information technology, women make substantially less than men, on average, one year after graduating college.

The National Partnership says MI has the ninth largest cents-on-the-dollar gap in the nation.

April 4 is "Equal Pay Day" and the organizations are hoping to draw attention to the inequities in compensation and give a boost to the Paycheck Fairness Act, which members of Congress were expected to reintroduce Tuesday.

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