Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
U.S. | By Vera Richards

Businesses Offer 20% Off To Women For Equal Pay Day

Businesses Offer 20% Off To Women For Equal Pay Day

"Today, on Equal Pay Day, we are reminded that women deserve equal pay for equal work".

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg said women in the same job earn about 20% less than men on average. Companies participating include Lyft, Luna, P&G, Blo blow-dry-bar, Dishes for Dogs, ginnybake organics, Hiperfit, LOVJuice, Petals Box, Piononos, and SoBe Pilates.

"In the wake of the Women's March, and the incredible energy we are seeing around political activism by women in particular, we expect this Equal Pay Day to be a big day", said Emily Martin, with the National Women's Law Center. Policy can be the first step toward pushing a culture that values women's work equally to men's and reverses systemic devaluation that has led to the persistence of the gender wage gap.

"In regard to annual financial statements there are fines if documents are not delivered, and I can see the same apply if an equal-pay certification has not been implemented, since it will be an obligation", Viglundsson said.

The networking and career advancement site Levo found about a year ago that although 83 percent of millennial women saw negotiation as crucial, only 41 percent pushed for better salaries or benefits.

The effort comes as pay-equity advocates are concerned about legislative and executive efforts to roll back equal pay enforcement.

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It's a fight continuing more than a half century after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963.

The most unionized industries also tended to fall relatively low on the list of the sectors ordered by the size of their gender pay gaps.

The legislators said Tuesday they hope to combine the bill with another proposal, which would prevent employers from asking a prospective applicant about their salary history before making a job offer.

The ACLU is working at both the federal and state level to pass legislation to do precisely that.

The Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro of CT will reintroduce for the 11th time on Tuesday, aims to strengthen an aggrieved worker's position in court, prohibit retaliation against workers and improve federal enforcement of anti-discrimination laws. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., speaks at the International Association of Firefighters legislative conference in Washington.

That support isn't likely to come soon. Those groups are rallying behind the Paycheck Fairness Act instead. "We need to change the conception that women's work is somehow useless".

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