It’s 2020. 3D printers can make prosthetic limbs. Our computers can predict what we’re going to type before we do it. And women across the country still don’t receive equal pay for equal work.
Currently, Black women make $0.62 cents to the dollar compared to white men. Latinas make $0.55 cents, Native American women make $0.60 cents, and Asian American women make $0.90 cents in the same comparison, according to analysis of 2019 U.S. Census data from Equal Pay Today.
On average, full-time working women in the U.S. make $0.82 cents compared to all men in the U.S.
“When people hear 82 cents on the dollar, they might think, ‘Well, that’s only 18 cents less,’ but over a lifetime, that adds up,” Andrea Johnson, director of state policy for workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), says. Analysis from the NWLC estimates that over a 40-year career, Black women lose $946,120 and Latinas lose $1,121,440 because of the wage gap. (Yes, million.) Read more…
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