Posts Tagged ‘wage gap’

Activist Lilly Ledbetter On The Wage Gap: ‘It’s Even Worse Today’

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013


(Huffington Post) According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, women are making 77 cents for every dollar that men make with the gap even larger for African American and Latino women. Equal pay activist Lilly Ledbetter joins Huffpost Live host Alicia Menendez to discuss this.

The plaintiff in the 2007 Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. employment discrimination case, and the inspiration for the subsequent Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Lilly cannot believe the issue of the women's wage gap hasn't yet been resolved.

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New Figures Show Latina Women Hit Hard By Wage Gap

Saturday, January 19th, 2013


(NBC Latino) Texas and California might have the largest populations of employed Latinas – but Hispanic women in these states are paid only 59 cents and 69 cents, respectively, for every dollar paid to men, according to a new Census data analysis put together by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a progressive organization focusing on women’s issues .   In Florida and New Mexico, the wage gender gap is the smallest – but Latinas are still making only 68 cents for every dollar paid to a man.  In fact, in the 20 states with the largest number of Hispanic women working in full-time, year-round jobs, the wage gap is between 51 and 68 cents for every dollar men makes.

“These new data show that the wage gap is costing  women of color thousands of dollars in critical income each year that could be spent on food, rent, health care and on meeting other fundamental needs for their families,” said Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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