Published: Thu, April 06, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women's wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.

The gender pay gap in Sen.

Equal Pay Day aims to raise awareness of this issue.

"Rather than working with Democrats to promote equal pay, it is unconscionable that House Republicans have voted nine times since 2013 to block the legislation from being considered on the House Floor", she said.

"The gender wage gap negatively impacts our economy, puts a burden on households, and most of all, is morally wrong", Malloy said. But women are not merely single identity, one-dimensional beings, as race is a huge factor in wage disparity.

Maya Raghu, director of workplace equality, National Women's Law Center told NBC, "Arbitrations are private proceedings with secret filings and private attorneys, and they often help hide sexual harassment claims".

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Health care support occupations have the closest thing to equal pay, with women only making.3% less than men. Latina? Yours isn't until November 2.

Rep. Smith says unfortunately, fear of retaliation can prevent workers from discussing their pay and reporting discrepancies.

Money describes four victories in the fight for equal pay over the past year, including the U.S. women's hockey team's successful fight for raises. More than 15 percent of women live in poverty, putting the Sunshine State among the bottom third of the country.

Women earn a median of $40,742 in the USA, compared to the $51,212 taken home by men, according to the Census Bureau. The visual read: "Women earn 82% the all time weekly paycheck of a man". And they make up about an equal amount of the state's workforce. Black women are paid 37 per cent less and Hispanic women are paid 46 per cent less.

The wage gap is even greater for minority women.

One profession appears to be lagging behind all the rest when it comes to women's pay. She also said women in NY state are more likely to be represented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations and those jobs would attract highly educated candidates.

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