Equal Pay Day

  • Equal Pay, But Maybe Not For You

    Equal Pay, But Maybe Not For You

    Executive orders cover only some women

    President Obama signed two executive orders that address the fact that women make 77 cents on every dollar that a man earns. Problem solved? Well, no. Continue Reading

  • Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

    Obama To Sign Gender Pay Gap Orders, But Equal Pay Stays Elusive

    Only federal contractors are affected

    President Obama will sign two gender pay equality-related executive orders, but big gaps will remain as women make significantly less than men in equal jobs. Continue Reading

  • 10 Worst Occupations for Equal Pay

    10 Worst Occupations for Equal Pay

    Last Tuesday was Equal Pay Day: a time when Americans acknowledge that the wage gap hasn't really budged for two decades, get depressed, come up with brilliant theories about why, get inspired, and then move on with the rest of the year -- another year adding up to a lifetime when the average college-educated... Continue Reading

  • On Equal Pay Day, Women Still Earn Less -- Even At YMCA

    On Equal Pay Day, Women Still Earn Less -- Even At YMCA

    The YMCA doesn't have the most inclusive origins when it comes to women. Its name stands for Young Men's Christian Association, after all. But in the last few decades, the youth empowerment nonprofit has made gender equality one of its central tenets. Which is why it came as such a surprise when four women... Continue Reading

  • Retired Porn Star's Racy Ad For Equal Pay

    Retired Porn Star's Racy Ad For Equal Pay

    Belgium copied the U.S. when it started its Equal Pay Day a few years ago. Over here, lawmakers and advocates spend the holiday quoting stern statistics about the gender wage gap and proposing legislative fixes. But Belgium's approach is a little bit different. This year, the group Equal Pay Day produced a... Continue Reading

  • Celebrate Equal Pay Day

    Celebrate Equal Pay Day

    April 12 is national Equal Pay Day, and a good way to celebrate might be to make sure all your female employees are making as much as the guys in equal positions. If you're not the boss, it's the perfect time to ask for a raise yourself, to put you on equal footings with your colleagues. Many people are... Continue Reading