#EqualPayDay Social Media Storm on April 10 at 2:00 pm ET

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Washington, DC -- This year, in honor of silence breakers everywhere, Equal Pay Today and our partners in the Equal Pay Day Coalition -- women's rights, civil rights, and labor rights advocates -- is using the 2018 Equal Pay Day on April 10th to shine a light on efforts to level the playing field between employees and employers by focusing on pay transparency as a means of closing the gender wage gap. Join us in calling for:

  • EEOC pay data collection;
  • Passage of the federal Paycheck Fairness Act and local/state bills that close the gender wage gap; and
  • High road employers who post salary ranges, limit the use of prior salary, conduct pay audits, and protect employees who discuss pay at work.

Access the coalition toolkit and learn more about the gender wage gap or other Equal Pay Day events at www.equalpaydayforall.org.

WHAT:                    Equal Pay Day Coalition Social Media Storm

WHEN:                   Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

WHERE:                 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat using hashtags #equalpayday, #talkpay, and #time4transparency.

BACKGROUND: Equal Pay Day -- April 10, 2018 -- is the approximate date the typical woman must work to make what the typical man made at the end of 2017. Women who work full time, year-round in the United States are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts. Over a 40-year career, this can cost a woman over $400,000. When you factor in race, the wage gap is wider. When compared to White, non-Hispanic men, Latinas earn 54 cents for every dollar, Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar, and White women earn 79 cents for every dollar.

Therefore, while Equal Pay Day compares all women to all men, the Equal Pay Days for women of color fall much later in the year. Women of color, therefore, must work far longer to achieve equity, while losing far more over the course of their lifetimes. That’s not equitable at all. And in 2018, it’s no longer acceptable.

It’s time for multi-pronged solutions that seek to close the gender wage gap by addressing its many contributors: lack of pay transparency, hiring, pay and promotion discrimination based on gender and at the intersections of race, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and caregiver status; occupational segregation; wage theft and an inadequate minimum wage; unfair workplace policies; lack of paid leave; lack of affordable childcare; and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Access the coalition toolkit and learn more about the gender wage gap or other Equal Pay Day events at www.equalpaydayforall.org.

CO-SPONSORS: As of this writing, the social media storm is co-sponsored by the following organizations:

A Better Balance
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
American Association of University Women
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
California Women's Law Center
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Communications Workers of America
Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF)
Disciples Center for Public Witness
Economic Policy Institute
Equal Pay Today
Equal Rights Advocates
Family Values @ Work in partnership with Labor Project for Working Families
Feminist Majority
Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission
Gender Justice
Herd on the Hill
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Labor Project for Working Families
Latina Circle
Legal Aid at Work
Let Justice Roll
Main Street Alliance
Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus
MomsRising MamasConPoder
Movement Advancement Project (MAP)
MS Low Income Child Care Initiative
Ms. Foundation for Women
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)
National Black Worker Center Project
National Center for Law and Economic Justice
National Council of Jewish Women
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Employment Lawyers Association
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Women's Law Center
New York Women’s Foundation
PathWays PA
People For the American Way
Progressive Congress Action Fund
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
She Geeks Out
Southwest Women's Law Center
State Innovation Exchange
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The Program on Gender Analysis in Economics (PGAE) at American University
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
The United State of Women
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Women's Network
Walker's Legacy
Women Employed
Women For Action
Women For Justice
Women's Law Project
Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)
Workplace Equity Project (WE)
Young People For