This year, Equal Pay Day is on April 2, 2019. Equal Pay Day represents on average how far into the year a woman must work to earn what a man earned in 2018. The wage gap is even greater for women of color. The gender pay gap hurts working families and our economy
“Wage disparity between men and women is an issue that we must all fight to eliminate,” said Machinists Union International President Bob Martinez. “The best way to fight wage discrimination is to join in union. The IAM is committed to raise awareness and help close the gender pay gap.”
Let’s commit to valuing women and men equally. #EqualPayDay pic.twitter.com/0Ix5gu07JF
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) April 2, 2019
IAM members play a major role in highlighting these disparities in our communities. And this week, the IAM Women’s Conference to discuss economic growth, political stability, and social transformation. The theme of this year’s conference is “Women Rising: Unite the Fight.”
READ: Women can close the pay gap by forming unions The Hill
The National Women’s Law Center has information and resources to raise awareness about how all women experience the wage gap.
Congress can take action by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill to address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work.
If you believe all women deserve to be paid equally and recognized for their contribution to the national economy and to their communities, please TAKE ACTION!