EQUAL PAY/Economic Justice

Latina Equal Pay Day — the day when Latina pay catches up to that of White, non-Hispanic men from the previous year — was observed on November 2, 2017. Join us in our ongoing efforts to close the gender pay gap for all women!

The Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in closing the gender wage gap by prohibiting gender-based pay discrepancies and banning workplace policies that penalize employees for sharing wage information. Although the bill has been introduced in every Congress since 1997, Congress has yet to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act into law, thereby further contributing to the loss of hard-earned wages for millions of workers and families.

“Women continue to earn just seventy-cents on the dollar for what men earn, and even less for Latina and African American women. How can women and their families get ahead when they’re getting undercut and shortchanged?”
— Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator for New York State
Off The Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World p. 184


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  1. Email equalpay@rochesternow.org to connect with Rochester NOW actions throughout the year and up to Equal Pay Day April 10, 2018
  2. Learn & Act to end pay discrimination at pay-equity.org and click here to FIND SOLUTIONS to close the gender pay gap
  3. Join us as part of an active, entirely volunteer based, non-profit group dedicated to helping women live better lives. We meet on the third Mondays of most months. See calendar for meeting details. You do not need to be a NOW member to attend. Click here if you would like to become a member or email us at info@rochesternow.org.

EQUAL PAY DAY – SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 10, 2018
The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Mark your calendar for phone calls and actions you can join in Rochester.

 

EQUAL PAY DAY NEWS: WXXI News April 2017

Jaclyn Richard of Rochester NOW at Coffee Connection on South Ave

We are grateful to Coffee Connection for help on Equal Pay Day. Thanks Coffee Connection!
We ♥ Coffee With a Cause!

 

Watch Rochester Now president Jaclyn Richard’s testimony at the New York State Pay Equity Study Hearing on 7/19/17 in Buffalo.


Learn more at NOW.org NOW advocates for wide range of economic justice issues affecting women, from the glass ceiling to the sticky floor of poverty. These include welfare reform, livable wages, job discrimination, pay equity, housing, social security and pension reform, and much more.