Press Release

Wage Gap Remains Unchanged, Continuing to Shortchange Women and Their Families

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“Women of America, you didn’t score even a penny raise this year. Instead, it’s the same old story: women are still typically paid 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. If we don’t close that gap, a woman starting her career today stands to be shortchanged hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 40-year career—and some women of color will lose more than a million dollars. That’s why the Trump Administration’s decision to block the initiative to strengthen equal pay enforcement by collecting pay data must be reversed. We literally can’t afford employers and lawmakers who sit on their hands and do nothing to close the gender wage gap.”

 

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For immediate release:  September 12, 2017
Contact:  Maria Patrick (mpatrick@nwlc.org)

The National Women’s Law Center is a non-profit organization that has been working since 1972 to advance and protect women’s equality and opportunity.  The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and their families including economic security, education, employment and health, with special attention given to the concerns of low-income women.  For more information on the Center, visit:  www.nwlc.org.

It's time for change, and we must act now. Time's up.