Equal Pay for Equal Work: Today and Every Day
March 24, 2021 is Equal Pay Day, the annual observance marking the day women’s wages finally catch up to men’s wages from the previous year. To mark Equal Pay Day, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“It is unacceptable that women still earn on average only 82 cents for every dollar that a man makes in 2021. Even more disturbing is the fact that Black women and Hispanic women earn only 65 cents and 61 cents, respectively. If the current trend continues, the gender pay gap won’t close until 2152. We can’t wait for more than a century to level the playing field. The time for equal pay for equal work is now.”
Be sure to make your voice heard and join the conversation online by using #EqualPayDay and #EqualPay.