Resources on Pay Equity

What is Equal Pay Day? (EPD Coalition)

What do we want in Michigan? (EPD Coalition)

Status of Michigan Women (2018) (IWPR)

Wage Gap for Black, Latina, Asian & Native American Women (2018) (LEAN IN)

The Simple Truth (2019 Fall Edition – AAUW)

Research The Simple Truth What Is the Pay Gap (2019 Fall Edition – AAUW)

Gender Pay Gap in 25 Metro Areas (AAUW article)

Graduating to a Pay Gap (AAUW)

Still a Man’s Labor Market (IWPR 2018)

Fair pay for women in Michigan? Not until 2086 (Detroit Free Press)

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    Mind the Gap: How One Employer Tackled Pay Equity
    McGill University Spent 13 Years and $19 Million to End Disparities Between Genders
    Sara Murray
    July 8, 2014 8:58 p.m. ET

    Should female secretaries be paid at the same rate as male landscapers?

    That was one of the many questions facing McGill University in Montreal as it launched a sweeping program, required by Quebec law, to ensure gender pay equity among its roughly 12,000 full-time equivalent employees.

    American employers might soon face similarly sticky questions about how to define equal pay. While pay differences between men and women remain a hot topic in the U.S., most U.S. companies have been unwilling to publicly address the issue.

    Now, as many U.S. companies gird for a new federal requirement to report pay data by gender, McGill’s gender-equity program, which it developed over 13 years at a cost of at least 20 million Canadian dollars (US$19 million), offers a glimpse at what pay engineering looks like.

    In February, McGill sent out checks covering back pay and raises for 2,100 current and former employees deemed to have been underpaid. For some workers with long tenures, that meant sizable sums—as much as C$80,000 in some cases, said Sean Cory, president of a union that represents university research employees. Read more at the above link.


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