Equal Pay Day: Women in Iowa make less than men across ethnicities

Yet Florida women have less of a gap in wages with men than in many states.

Women in the United States are on average paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, and the gender-based wage gap is the widest in predominantly rural and conservative states, according to an analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families.

Nationwide, women make about 82 percent of what men earn for the same work.

Black women are among those who suffer the steepest wage gap in the country.

Rep. Alyce Clark's most recent Equal Pay legislation, an amendment, died during the session.

Myth #4: We already have laws that address the gender wage gap.

Teachers rally Monday for education funding
But if legislative leaders wait until after Monday, they would not have time to override any potential vetoes from the governor. HB 1010XX offers starting teachers a $5,000 raise with larger increases based on years of experience and education.

Yet, in spite of abundant evidence, the chorus of gender wage gap denial continues-men are almost twice as likely to believe it's just not real and one out of three Americans don't even know it exists, according to new data from Lean In and SurveyMonkey.

According to a 2017 study by the Institute for Women's Police Research, the wage gap in SC will close in 70 years - by 2088 - if the earnings of men and women continue to change at the same rate they did from 1959 to 2015. "By signing this executive order, we are taking action to say that this practice has no place in our city and taking a significant step towards closing the gender pay gap".

Experts expect the gender pay gap to close by 2059, based on the rate it narrowed between 1960 and 2016.

Senator Corrado voted for the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act that passed the New Jersey Legislature recently. But the most immediate beneficiaries will be white and Asian women, who earn 79 cents and 87 cents to every white man's dollar, respectively. "By assuming a woman is even able to achieve pay parity later in her career, the initial disparity and pay has an impact on their retirement accounts as well as Social Security benefits". White non-Hispanic women had paid off 37%, black women 9% and Hispanic or Latina women 3%. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, along with Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte, Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen L. King PhD. and other county leaders will discuss what can be done here in Western New York to end the pay disparity.

"Home care and child care tend to be very low pay occupations that are disproportionately done by women of color", Shabo said.

Equal Pay Day exists precisely because the actual concept of equal pay doesn't.

  • Sonia Alvarado