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How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women Report
 (A mother and her 10-year-old son live without electricity or running water on a Navajo Nation reservation in Cameron, Arizona, during the coronavirus pandemic, March 2020.)

How the Government Can End Poverty for Native American Women

American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States make just 60 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, and this wage gap forces too many of them and their families into poverty.

Arohi Pathak

10 Essential Actions To Promote Equal Pay Report
A New York City supermarket employee wears a mask, face shield, and gloves as she bags groceries on April 28, 2020. (Getty/Alexi Rosenfeld)

10 Essential Actions To Promote Equal Pay

The Biden administration should restart the collection of employer pay data, convene a new interagency equal pay task force, undertake an initiative to promote greater pay transparency, and designate more funding for enforcement of equal pay protections in order to regain lost ground and make progress for working women.

Jocelyn Frye

10 Actions Employers Can Take To Secure Equal Pay for Black Women Article
A concierge works at a computer, July 2020, in Maryland. (Getty/Sarah L. Voisin)

10 Actions Employers Can Take To Secure Equal Pay for Black Women

Employers have a pivotal role to play in establishing pay practices within workplaces and correcting the disparities that have eroded Black women’s pay for decades.

Jocelyn Frye

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women Article
A woman works in a shop in New York on May 6, 2016. (Getty/Spencer Platt)

$546 Billion and Counting: Senate Inaction on Paycheck Fairness Continues to Shortchange Women

Women working full time earned an estimated $546.3 billion less than their male counterparts in the year since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act. With each day the Senate fails to act, this earnings gap will only expand.

Robin Bleiweis

Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day Article
Store employees check out customers at a supermarket in Miami, May 2018. (Getty/Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group)

Observing Minimum Wage Workers’ Equal Pay Day

March 19 marks how far into the new year minimum wage workers must work to earn the same amount they did in 2009, the year Congress last increased the federal minimum wage.

Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks, Robin Bleiweis

Why Pay Data Matter in the Fight for Equal Pay Report
 (A woman with two young children crosses a street in New York City, August 2013.)

Why Pay Data Matter in the Fight for Equal Pay

Ensuring comprehensive pay data collection is essential to combating gender-based pay discrimination and securing equal pay for all women.

Jocelyn Frye

Short-Changed: How Tipped Work Exacerbates the Pay Gap for Latinas Article
A woman folds laundry for a client at a laundromat in Los Angeles, October 2014. (Getty/Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

Short-Changed: How Tipped Work Exacerbates the Pay Gap for Latinas

Latina Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder that Latinas make 54.5 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. New analysis demonstrates that the difference is even starker for Latinas who work for tips: Tipped Latina workers earn 65 percent less than nontipped white, non-Hispanic men.

Lily Roberts, Galen Hendricks

Racism and Sexism Combine to Shortchange Working Black Women Article
A woman works at a distribution station in Staten Island, New York, February 2019. (Getty/Johannes Eisle/AFP)

Racism and Sexism Combine to Shortchange Working Black Women

The fight for Black women’s equal pay must address race and gender biases that erode Black women’s wages and undermine their ability to thrive.

Jocelyn Frye

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Making Real Progress on Equal Pay Report
A medical assistant at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami speaks on the phone, April 2008. (Getty/UIG/Jeff Greenberg)

Rhetoric vs. Reality: Making Real Progress on Equal Pay

In order to tackle equal pay, policymakers must reject the most common and dangerous myths used to stall much-needed equal pay reforms.

Jocelyn Frye, Robin Bleiweis

Equal Pay Is Fundamental for Women’s Success in the New Economy Article
A District of Columbia Public Schools employee sits at her office desk in Washington, January 2011. (Getty/The Washington Post/Matt McClain)

Equal Pay Is Fundamental for Women’s Success in the New Economy

Analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveals that most new jobs gained by American women in 2018 were in industries with wider-than-average gender wage gaps.

Jocelyn Frye, Diana Boesch

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