April 10 proclaimed as Equal Pay Day in Phoenix

Anna Jefferson
April 10, 2018

For Equal Pay Day, we asked five women how the gender wage gap has impacted them personally and what it's really like asking for more at work. In this photo, Democratic National Committee women host an Equal Pay Day event with a lemonade stand "where women pay 79 cents per cup and men pay $1 per cup, to highlight the wage gap" in Washington, D.C. April 12, 2016.

Although former President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in law in 1963, a woman is still paid just 80 cents for every dollar a man makes - a statistic that remains unchanged for over a decade.

In a three-pronged attack, NATS plans to address its 19.8% gender pay gap hinges heavily on bolstering its recruitment strategy to introduce more women to the company.

"Women in Utah - and all over the country - are sick of unequal pay", said Kim Churches, chief executive officer at AAUW.

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National air traffic control provider NATS has become the latest company to reveal its gender pay gap.

A cloud reseller that claims to pay its female staff more than men says monitoring like-for-like pay is just as important as focusing on median values.

Madsen said Utah needs funding for academic studies to look at the causes of the wage gap here to help identify possible solutions. Detroit, where Asian women tend to make 2% more than white men, is an outlier.

Women and men make different choices in education and training. The competing bill removes fines for violators if they can show they're making progress toward closing the wage gap, which some women's advocacy groups oppose.

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Before women start looking sideways at their male colleagues, let's understand what drives the differences in what men and women earn on. On average, women net 4% less than men in the same job. The research revealed that women in the finance industry and health industry fare incrementally better than their female peers in tech, earning 7% less than men. She said: "CMI recognises the concept of the "accidental manager".

Right now, women in NY make 89 cents for every dollar men make in similar jobs.

According to new research conducted by Lean In and SurveyMonkey, once people know there's gender pay gap, most agree it's a problem. It also finds that there is a gender-based wage gap in every single state and the District of Columbia.

Once the new state requirements took effect in 2016, she and other women working in the Fresno office received pay raises, though they were not retroactive, Rizo said. "I hope other CEOs will make equal pay their mission". The 20 percent figure represents the national wage deficit for women. The IWPR notes that for the divide between men and women to close, women's real wages just need to rise faster than men's, but men's wages can tick up too. Utah's gap is higher, so she said some studies have suggested discrimination may be more prevalent here in part because of cultural issues where men have dominated leadership roles.

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Here in IL, a bill prohibiting employers from asking job applicants or prior employers about their wage and salary histories was approved by the General Assembly a year ago, only to be vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Who would quibble over 17 cents?

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