Pay Equity

March 8, 2011

Pay Equity

The wage gap between women and men is one of the oldest and most persistent symptoms of gender inequality in the United States. Although women are making headway in the labor market, the wage gap has not narrowed significantly. Pay equity is therefore one of the most important issues affecting all women. The issue is especially significant to women of color who continue to suffer the brunt of economic discrimination in today’s society. We support: Increased wages for undervalued jobs held predominantly by women and minorities; Categorizing jobs by skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions, and compensating workers at comparable wage levels; Legislation that allows the judicial branch to seek retroactive compensation for pay inequity.