Ivanka Trump Says 'Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work'

Ivanka Trump Says 'Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work'

Today is "Equal Pay Day", symbolizing how far past 2016 and into 2017 women in the United States, on average, have to work to earn as much as men did in 2016.

For those unfamiliar with Equal Pay Day, it's an initiative that's dedicated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap. When women are paid less than men, it hurts not only their families, but also the economy.

An analysis released today by the National Partnership for Women and Families shows that women employed full time and year round in ME are paid on average just 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, a yearly wage gap of $10,093 on average. Similarly, that's the story for companies that pay women an average of 21 percent less than men, a point that Jet.com is driving home in honor of Equal Pay Day by literally cutting up the products it sells on its site. Florida is the only state in the South with a gender wage gap narrower than the national average. Hopefully, these amusing memes and pictures about Equal Pay Day will help lighten the mood about this touchy subject. But the difference between the controlled and uncontrolled gaps is important, according to Frank, because it indicates the real work to be done is to get more women into higher-paying fields in general.

Women actually do better than men in several occupations including as media producers and directors, cleaners of vehicles and equipment, wholesale and retail buyers and transportation security screeners.

Democratic Rep. Derek Slap of West Hartford says the gender wage gap on average costs CT women more than $10,000.

Women in America now earn 83 cents for every dollar earned by men doing the same job, according to the latest analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., are expected to reintroduce the bill - submitted to every session of Congress since 1997 with the aim of reducing the gender wage gap - into Congress on Tuesday. To get people to take on risky and physically grueling jobs, businesses have to sweeten the pot with higher pay.

Black women made 63 cents on the dollar nationally compared to men and Latina women just 54 cents, the study said.

The Utah Department of Workforce Services says there is some truth to that, but it doesn't explain all of the disparity in pay. That way it can't be that, "Oh, women and men are getting the same pay at the same level, but we're promoting the men faster than the women".

The National Partnership for Women & Families' analysis determined that eliminating the gender wage gap would provide women who have full-time, year-round jobs with enough money for 1.5 more years of food or 15 months of child care.

Race also has a negative impact on pay.

"The reason we started this working group, really, was to take a deeper dive into this issue and trying to understand: What are the real root causes to the wage gap?" This is partly attributed to the fact that women are more apt to take on part-time work, though even among those who work full-time, males still put in more labor than females, 8.2 hours to 7.8 hours, respectively.

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