College & Career Issues

How the Paycheck Fairness Act Will Strengthen the Equal Pay Act

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The Paycheck Fairness Act was written to help strengthen the Equal Pay Act. When women make claims that they are being paid less due to their gender, employers have been able to use loopholes to prove that men had qualified reasons to be paid more. The Paycheck Fairness Act will prevent this from happening.

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National Women’s Law Center

Published:

1/23/2019

Low-paid Women Workers on COVID-19 Frontlines Face a Double-Whammy of a Pandemic and a Gender Wage Gap, Says New NWLC Analysis

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March 31 is Equal Pay Day for Women. During the global pandemic due to COVID-19, women are facing an even larger unfair advantage. Not only are women paid less, but women are more likely to have jobs that are considered “essential.” This means that women are more likely to put their lives at risk, performing jobs to support the human population.

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National Women’s Law Center

Published:

3/31/2020

Women Deserve Equal Pay

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There are many factors that go into the gender pay gap. This gap impacts the amount of money a woman makes over the course of her lifetime. There are solutions to this and it requires a universal approach to wages.

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American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap

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Women have more degrees in higher education than men and hold a majority of the student loan debt. Employer practices prevent women from receiving equal pay.

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AAUW

Equal Pay Act

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This article tells the history of the gender wage gap. It starts with the beginning of the women’s work force and describes the laws that were and were not passed to protect equal wages for women.

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History.com *Potential Limited Access due to source

Published:

November 30, 2017 Updated April 2, 2019

Just Who Are You ‘Equal’ To Under The ‘Equal Pay Act?’

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Proving wage discrimination on the basis of gender requires a substantial amount of evidence. There are cases where a woman has taken her employer to court, but if the responsibilities that the woman has are not similar to the responsibilities of her male counterparts, she will be unable to prove discrimination, even if it is true.

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Forbes *Limited Access

Author:

Eric Bachman

Published:

8/13/2019

The Gender Wage Gap: 2018; Earnings Differences by Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

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This report provides graphs with data that show the disparities in pay between women and men. The data also shows the breakdown in differences across race.

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Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Author:

Arianne Hegewisch & Adiam Tesfaselassie

Published:

9/11/2019

What Did the Equal Pay Act of 1963 Do?

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This video describes the bills that were in Congress to fight for equal wages. Many of the early bills died in Congress. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was passed. Although there is a law that demands equal pay, what happens in practice is still inequitable.

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History.com

Published:

3/9/2018