Each week the AIT community receives #TakeActionTuesday with tips for creating impactful change in their community and beyond. From new online tools, to pending policy updates, subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss these action-oriented recommendations.
Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, based on the average pay gap that persists between men and women. Despite hard-won progress towards guaranteeing equal pay for equal work in the United States, overall women still make an average of 80 cents for every dollar that men make. Importantly, this statistic varies across communities of color. According to a recent report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, White women make 77 cents for every dollar that a White man makes; Asian American women make 85 cents; Black women make 61 cents; Native American women make 58 cents; and Latina women make 53 cents to the dollar. However, gender equality in the workplace goes far beyond these equal pay statistics.
This #TakeActionTuesday, consider how you can advance women’s workplace equality in your community. Check out the information below to get started.
- Get informed. AIT Community Partner Fairygodboss helps millions of women by providing career connections, jobs, community advice, and hard-to-find information about how companies treat women. Check out their online resources, including a salary comparison tool, here!
- Take State-Level Action. Legislation that impacts workplace fairness, including issues of equal pay, often happens at the state level. Check out organizations like A Better Balance to find out what state-level policy solutions are being advocated for in your own backyard, and how you can get involved.
- Follow Federal Legislation. Learn about The Paycheck Fairness Act, which just passed in the House of Representatives and is headed to the Senate this week. Determine how it aligns with your views, and contact your senators to advocate for your stance.
What are you doing to advocate for greater workplace equality in your community? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!