The gender pay gap is in the October 2023 national news thanks to the Nobel Prize in Economics being awarded to Claudia Goldin for her research on women in the workforce and the gender pay gap.
Her research on economic contributors to the gender pay gap suggest the best way to close the gap is to rethink our workplace model to allow flexible work hours and less face time, as well as provide government subsidized childcare and parental leave. Check out the many articles circulating on Goldin’s Nobel Prize and her research.
March 14 is Equal Pay Day 2023
“This symbolic day denotes how far into the year women must work to be paid what men were paid the previous year. Equal Pay Day 2023 is on March 14 to represent the current state of the gender pay gap: 83% for full-time workers and 77% for all workers…” reprinted from aauw.org
We know that gender pay discrimination isn’t a myth; it’s math. And the wage gap isn’t just a number. It represents families scrambling to pay for food, gas, housing, education, and child care.
Read more about pay inequity in the landmark research conducted by AAUW, WHERE WE STAND ON EQUAL PAY –>.
Pay Equity Now: Activist Tool Kit – What can you do:
- Write a letter to the editor, see AAUW-WA Contact the media
- See AAUW-WA Contact your legislator.
- Ask your local city and/or county to issue an equal pay day proclamation. See Proclamation for 2023 from the National Committee on Equal Pay.
- Social media toolkit
- Study and Know Your Rights about Equal Pay – AAUW Legal Action Fund
- Find out what Washington State law is – Washington State Equal Pay Laws