Businesses Offer 20% Off To Women For Equal Pay Day

Posted April 18, 2017

Citing figures from the National Partnership for Women & Families, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said working women in Hawaii make just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, creating a wage gap of more than $7,000 each year.

Director of Workplace Policy for National Partnership.org, Sarah Fliesch-Flink said the statistics are plain for all to see. Where hopefully soon we will be celebrating women being paid the same as men for the same work.

OH ranks 42nd among states and D.C. for gender wage inequity, and two state lawmakers are hoping new legislation amplifies conversations about closing the pay gap.

Lauren Davenport, the owner of Symphony Media company in St. Petersburg, says whether you are a man or a woman, the pay at her business is always equal.

Unfortunately, the 2016 Latina Women Equal Pay Day wasn't until November 1. They work hard every day at every kind of work there is. If the pay gap were closed, the average working woman would earn over half a million dollars more in her lifetime.

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"I think a lot of people assume that the pay gap has all but been irradiated and it's just not the case", Lead co-founder Susan Kroger stated. "Even more for women of color".

"#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work".

Tuesday on "Equal Pay Day", California women's rights advocates highlighted a proposal to require employers to be more transparent about what they're paying their workers. Women also make an estimated $0.77 on the $1 made by men for doing the same job. The NWLC also details that the lifetime losses due to the wage gap in Missouri totals over $600,000 for black women and almost $750,000 for Latina women. At the time, women earned 59 percent of men's wages.

"Women can catch up with men in Florida pretty quickly because men's earnings are relatively low compared to men in other states", she said.