Advocates call for more salary transparency on Equal Pay Day

April 4 was National Equal Pay Day, when women's groups across the country rally for equal pay.

Members of the Kauai Committee on the Status of Women collected to receive a mayoral proclamation on Equal Pay Day, an event observed to highlight wage discrimination against women.

The wage gap is even greater for minority women.

Nearly half of Ohio's workforce is made up of women, and Rep. Janine Boyd notes the pay gap takes money away from their families and communities.

Just past year, the US median income for women was just 80 percent of the median income for men, according to the American Association of University Women. Black women make 66 cents on the dollar, while Hispanic women make 60 cents on the dollar compared to men. The gap remains wider nationwide for minorities.

How big is the gap? In a video, she said, "I will raise my voice for equal pay".

"The woman needs to have as much of a chance to bring home that high quality pay as the man because she might be totally supporting her family", said Kiehna.

That means she will have to stay in the workforce 10 years longer than a man in order to earn the same amount. Female construction operatives are paid 15.3% less than male construction operatives. They called it the "Women's Day Off". And while we've seen an improvement since then, we haven't reached parity.

The wage gap did narrow a teeny bit previous year.

California Senator Dianne Feinstein declared, "In 1963, women earned $0.59 for every $1 earned by men". "Hawaii is one of those progressive states". "The widening gap has not affected everyone equally", reads the report.

"The projection right now is if we go at the rate that we're going it'll take another 100 years for women to be paid the same as men", Duba said. Those occupations included counselors; teachers assistants; combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food; and sewing machine operators.


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