Text Size
Login
config

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

BlackWomens EqualPayDay 1Today, Tuesday, Aug. 7, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The date – more than 200 days into 2018 – symbolizes the number of extra days the average black woman must work in a two-year span to match the single-year wages of an average white man.

When compared to all men, women are paid 80 cents on the dollar. Black women earn just 63 cents to each dollar a white man makes despite high education rates and growing participation in the workforce.

 

According to equalpaytoday.org, Black women’s earnings also lag behind those of Black men, underscoring the intersectional impact of gender and race on the wage gap. Black Women’s Equal Pay Day aims to highlight that wage gap and generate change.

Employment discrimination, gender and race-based bias, lack of pay transparency, an inadequate minimum wage and tipped minimum wage and unfair workplace practices, lack of affordable child care, lack of a quality public education system, a dismantling of organized labor and inadequate access to capital are cited as the numerous reasons this gap continues to exist.

 

Sign up for The Majority Report HERE

Follow ILSenDems

Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

News Releases

IMAGE Sims efforts would allow Village of Manteno to renovate golf course
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
CHICAGO—A plan at the statehouse would allow the Village of Manteno to do renovations at a public golf course. The village has been unsuccessful in...

Read More...
IMAGE Sims plan to protect right to public defender at bail hearings passes the Senate
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
CHICAGO—A plan that would protect Illinoisans’ right to a public defender passed the Senate recently. State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr....

Read More...
IMAGE Tom Cullerton passes measure to make medical visits easier for individuals with disabilities
Thursday, 18 April 2019
VILLA PARK – Medical professionals may soon have access to training to help ensure individuals with developmental disabilities are as comfortable...

Read More...
IMAGE Holmes measure updates animal welfare law for shelters, foster groups
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) has passed legislation in the Senate to address a number of issues regarding animal shelters...

Read More...
IMAGE Lightford measure lowers required school age to 5
Wednesday, 17 April 2019
SPRINGFIELD – Children could soon be required to start school at age 5 under a proposal spearheaded by Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford...

Read More...