Today, women make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. The discrepancy becomes even wider for Black women, who make only 64 cents on the dollar when compared to white men, and Latinas, who only earn 54 cents. Over time, these inequities compound, leaving women $418,000 behind – and Black women and Latinas at $840,000 and $1,044,000 behind, respectively – their male counterparts over a forty-year career.
1. Learn the facts & share them
2. Negotiate your salary
3. Call your local representative and tell them that you support equal pay for equal work. Need help finding your representative, click here.