Every year we celebrate Labor Day to recognize the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. And yet every year we fail to adequately recognize a vital segment of our workforce...Show More Summary
Remember the one about the man who killed his parents, then asked for mercy because he's an orphan? Well, chutzpah has a new definition. On Labor Day, the Republican National Committee tweeted the following claim: "This #LaborDay, the...Show More Summary
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When we talk about the gender pay gap, most of us are already familiar with the fact that women make just 77 cents for every dollar that a man makes. While this remains true, not all women are even that fortunate. For African-American women the wage gap is even larger. African-American women make just 64 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts.
Time to close the gap.
Today, July 16, 9to5 will join partner organizations to recognize African American Women's Equal Pay Day. This day represents how far into 2014 African American women must work to earn what white men earned in 2013 alone. While we have...Show More Summary
“I became the most hated person in San Francisco, for a day,” writes Brian Mayer, the founder of ReservationHop, a service which allows you to scalp reservations at swanky Bay Area restaurants. The immediate response, of course, is that, no, he didn’t become the most hated person in the city, even for a second. Ask the tenants of...
President Obama’s male staffers still earn higher salaries than their female colleagues, despite all the focus of his administration on pay equity as a signature issue. Back in April, the Obama administration’s Equal Pay Day backfired when the gender pay gap at the White House was first revealed. Despite calls for more laws and regulations,
Just two days ago President Obama made news in Pittsburgh by stating that equal pay for equal work not only benefits women, but also benefits families. In April, he signed an executive order that allows federal workers to share salary information and requires federal contractors to disclose more information about what their employees earn. Show More Summary
When 9to5 member Kiki Peppard was a young mom she had 19 different job interviews where she was denied employment because she had to reveal the fact that she was a single mom. For last two decades she has led a fight for state legislation...Show More Summary
The Equal Pay Act was signed on this day in 1963. It, of course, hasn’t provided for equal pay but at the time everyone seemed very pleased. Morning Reads after the jump… National: 5 facts about today’s college graduates (Pew Research) Power Plants Should Look to the Auto Industry on How to Meet the […]
Will Hutton made a powerful case for a higher minimum wage in The Observer the other day, but the laugh is that this should have happened years ago in Scottish councils because that's exactly what the 1999 Single Status (Equal Pay) Agreement was all about - ending low pay for a largely female workforce. Show More Summary
As I said the other day, things are definitely heating up in North Lanarkshire as the leadership of the Council comes under further pressure to explain and justify its extraordinary behaviour in relation to equal pay. Here's a pressShow More Summary
Labour's shadow Scottish secretary, Margaret Curran, held an event the other day marking the 44th anniversary of the 1970 Equal Pay Act. Such a pity that Margaret, a Glasgow MP, didn't hold this event in Motherwell which is only a few...Show More Summary
I've been exchanging emails with Michael McMahon MSP on the thorny subject of equal pay in North Lanarkshire and had a useful discussion with him on the phone the other day. Now Michael's position appears to be that he supports his local...Show More Summary
As I said the other day, in many cases men have the same arguments in relation to equal pay as women and just to prove the point here's a report from BBC Wales which explains how a recent case in the university sector has now been conceded, having originally been fiercely resisted by the employer. Show More Summary
Tuesday, April 8 was Equal Pay Day, a day commemorating the point at which the average working woman matches the average working man's salary for the prior year. Yes, it takes one year, three months and eight days for the average USShow More Summary
A number of male readers have been in touch in the past few days to ask whether men are able to pursue an equal pay claim - or is this process restricted only to women. Well I've written about this situation many times on the blog site and the position is that lots of male workers have equal play claims as well which fall into two categories. Show More Summary
A reader from North Lanarkshire has been in touch to say that she had a meeting with Margaret Mitchell, MSP, the other day about equal pay and recent developments in the ongoing Employment Tribunal. Now I don't know Margaret Mitchell...Show More Summary
When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number. Show More Summary