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)

11 thoughts on “Resources on Pay Equity

  1. The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog
    Senate Republicans again kill Paycheck Fairness Act
    04/09/14 12:52 PM—Updated 04/09/14 01:06 PM

    The third time was not the charm. Democratic efforts to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to overcome Republican opposition in the 111th Congress and the 112th Congress, and as of this morning, it failed once again at the hands of a GOP filibuster.

    Senate Republicans filibustered a debate on a Democratic pay equity bill backed by President Barack Obama Wednesday.

    Sixty votes were needed to allow the bill to be debated on the Senate floor, but Republicans refused to allow the bill to come up for debate after complaining Democrats weren’t allowing votes on their amendments…

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    Katie Packer Gage

    Facebook response:
    The data is clear – the pay gap is real and exist between white men and white women, white men and women of color, and what is the elephant in the room, between white men and men of color. This translates to a severe wealth gap for families of color in this country. BLS and ACS data published in AAUW’s 2014 pay equity research, The Simple Truth, shows a pay gap for all groups when compared to the earnings of white males.

    So, YES, Ms. Packer Gage, the opportunity present, is to close the wealth gap in this country and equal pay (like raising the minimum wage) is one critical way to make that happen. Outrage? Does this inequity strongly offends? Yes. Does it arouse feelings of injury, insult and injustice? Yes. Can these feelings transform into effective actions for change, by all means. May the outrage resound loudly quieted only when social economic justice has been achieved.
    Janet Watkins
    AAUW of Michigan


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