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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 Sharing Information

This year, Women’s Equal Pay Day was March 23rd, 2021. This date ignores that Equal Pay Day comes much later in the year for women of color.

Equal Pay Day 2021
Black Women: August 3rd, 2021
Native Women: September 8th, 2021
Latina Women: October 21st, 2021

#EqualWorkEqualPay | To bring attention to the stark and compounding economic disparities felt by women of color, and to grow support for legislation that demands equal pay for all, join us in sharing these Equal Pay Day Graphics on your social media. Join us by posting daily the week of Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, starting Tuesday, August 3rd.

Check back for more graphics approaching Native and Latina Women’s Equal Pay Day.

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 with the women in your network.

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!