It is always held in April on a Tuesday to symbolize how far into the year women need to work to make what men did in the previous year, as well as how far into the next work week they must work to earn what men earned the previous week.
It's not just progressive states like California taking the wage gap seriously, either - North Dakota passed a bill in 2015 strengthening employer salary reporting requirements.
The Department of Labor ignores, for example, that the average man working full-time spends two hours more each week on the job than does the average full-time working woman. On average, women in CT earn only 82 cents for every dollar a man in the same job makes, with the gap being worse for women of color. Similarly, that's the story for companies that pay women an average of 21 percent less than men, a point that Jet.com is driving home in honor of Equal Pay Day by literally cutting up the products it sells on its site.
The gender wage gap is the difference in earnings between women and men in the workplace. The reason for this is that on an all-inclusive scale, the female sex doesn't work the same amount of time in a given period as the male sex.
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Altman says equitable pay is one of the most important issues the group can tackle. This is unacceptable, and unequal pay for equal work is morally and mathematically wrong.
Sandra Kokaska, center, waves at motorists during the International Women's Day rally, March 8, 2017, in Cincinnati.
The National Partnership for Women and Families put the 17 percent gap in Arizona earnings in perspective by saying closing it would allow the average woman worker in the state to afford almost a year of groceries, or eight months of rent, or 11 months of childcare, among other expenses.
It would be hard to argue against the idea that there shouldn't be a gender wage gap.
Noreen Farrell, director of anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates, told NBC: "We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discriminate against them, with their own tax dollars".
In Virginia, women working full-time are paid an average of 78 cents for every dollar paid to men.
Kentucky ranked 16 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the pay disparity between men and women, the studysaid.
According to the Daily Beast, the top ten most remunerative majors (except pharmaceutical scientists) are dominated by men. Black women make 66 cents per dollar, while Hispanic women make 60 cents per dollar. Why else would they insist on exaggerating issues like the wage gap and misleading the public about what these statistics mean? I have fought for equal pay for all of us for years, and I won't give up now. That way it can't be that, "Oh, women and men are getting the same pay at the same level, but we're promoting the men faster than the women".
Personal financial advisers had the biggest gender wage gap past year, according to a report from IWPR.
A rare terrible start by Masahiro Tanaka put the Yankees down early on Sunday , and they were never able to get back in the game. While striking out 17 batters to just two walks is impressive, also keep in mind batters only hit.157/.181/.371 in 70 at-bats.
Speaking of which, the typical SpaceX launch costs around $62 million. "Flight proven", Musk quickly added, his preferred term. Having launched four rockets this year already, SpaceX intends to fly 20 to 24 missions by the end of 2017.
The FCC put in place critical broadband privacy protection rules late a year ago to protect your right to privacy online. After effectively killing internet privacy, Trump's administration may further harm internet users in the near future.
The GOP-dominated House of Representatives voted in favor of undoing the non-discrimination rule on February 16. Two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - voted against the 48 other GOP senators.
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The forecast will change over the next day as I get more information about the thermal profile of the atmosphere during the storm. Snow will also make an appearance in much of Wyoming, the Wasatch Range in Utah and in northern Arizona, including Flagstaff.
Teheran joined Rick Mahler (1985-88) and Greg Maddux (1993-96) as the lone Atlanta pitchers to start four straight season openers. I was nervous - and that was an awesome feeling". "I think it's the right decision", Collins said.
Ties between the two countries have worsened recently as North Korea continues to expand its nuclear weapons and missile programs. If Washington sees changes it likes, it will remain a member and if not "we'll put out", she said.
Twitter has made this a great day for countless Twitter users who feel suffocated by the 140 character limit. Twitter does not officially raise the character limit, but stops counting username in character limit.
General Motors sales climbed 1.6 percent, a smaller gain than analysts projected, while Honda reported a surprise drop. Sales of sport-utility vehicles, crossovers and pickup trucks increased 5.5% to 117,521, reflecting a record March.
'We Happy Few' Videogame Getting Movie Adaptation
Gold Circle's Paul Brooks adds, "As a Brit and a fan of shows like The Prisoner , the game's social satire resonated with me". Johnson and Chief Content Officer Dan Jevons producing the protect, Stephan Bugaj being the executive producer.
This tiny fish with fangs can fix our opioid problem
Evolution favoured the tiny fish with large teeth first and later found a way to enhance them with venom , he added. For instance, they could develop a more effective painkiller by using the opioid peptides present in the venom .
Trump to sign executive orders targeting trade abuses
The president explained that there would also be a plan to collect the taxes imposed on foreign exporters who broke trade rules. Talking to White House reporters, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross insisted that the executive orders were not just about China.
Sindhu, Marin set up Rio rematch in India Open final
This was Sindhu's second Super Series title after the China Open previous year where she defeated Sun Yu of China in the final. Sindhu began the match with a balanced approach of aggression and calmness which reflected in her smashes and drop shots.
British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker
Earlier PM Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said that India stands with United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. He appealed for anyone who knew Masood well or was aware of his recent movements to get in touch with authorities.
If you live in Gibraltar, tell us what you think about Brexit
Spain's conservative government, which has been particularly vocal about getting Gibraltar back, welcomed the latest development. Gibraltarians want to stay British, as demonstrated in 2002 when they rejected a referendum on shared sovereignty with Spain.