American women who work full-time, year-round are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. We’re working to reduce this wage gap and to ensure that male and female employees get equal pay and benefits for comparable work. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a commonsense bill that would give workers stronger tools to combat wage discrimination, bar retaliation against workers for discussing salary information, and ensure full compensation for victims of gender-based pay discrimination.
Below is a list of resources you can use to educate yourself about equal pay, the wage gap, and the Paycheck Fairness Act. We will continue to add to this list between now and the end of Equal Pay Week (April 7-11, 2014), so keep checking back for more! And of course, be sure to read our blog posts on this topic — from NWLC staff and our partners.
Resources from the American Association of University Women (AAUW):
Joint Resource from American Women, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, The Voter Participation Center, and Woodcock Foundation:
Resources from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: