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Equal Pay

Black Women’s Policy Center (BWPC), Women and Girls Foundation (WGF), and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh (YWCA GP) launch a collective pay equity campaign to close the gender pay gap in the Pittsburgh region. 

August 3rd, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA – Responding to a 15-year stagnation in closing the gender pay gap, and the major setbacks to women’s gains in the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Women’s Policy Center (BWPC), Women and Girls Foundation (WGF), and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh (YWCA GP) have created a regional partnership to advocate for structural change to close that gap. Our work will focus on bringing attention to the compounding effects of structural racism and sexism on the earning potential for women of color. Read the full press release.

Help Us Advocate For Equal Pay

By Telling Your Equal Pay Day Story

Collecting the real experiences of women navigating the gender pay gap will provide great support to this advocacy effort. Please join us by sharing your Equal Pay Day Story and by sharing the survey with the women in your network. Share your story here.

By Contacting Your Representative

The Paycheck Fairness Act takes steps to update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and works towards closing the gender pay gap. This bill implements the necessary steps to challenge discrimination and empower employers by:
  • Closing critical loopholes that allowed employers to justify paying workers unfairly,
  • Prohibiting employers from relying on salary history to set wages,
  • Preventing employers from retaliating against workers who discuss or disclose their wages, and
  • Collect much needed data to provide greater transparency.
  • Congress has the ability to change the economic trajectory for women – it’s time they act!
Contact your representative today and tell them it’s time to show their support for equal pay for equal work! Stand with working women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act today!