A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019
Beginning in 2016, many states began regulating the use of salary history in the hiring process. This map illustrates states that regulate the practice in some form.

State and Local Salary History Bans

The practice of using salary history in the hiring process can have major repercussions in perpetuating the pay gap women face. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 13, 2019
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A Victory for Equal Pay

  Court ruling requires companies to report pay data by gender, race Closing the gender wage gap will take work on many fronts, but one key tool is having more […] Read more »

Equal Pay without Delay

Fact Sheet:
The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019

Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is a critical step to closing the gender pay gap. The proposed law includes key provisions that would address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2019
Night sky with fireworks in the shape of the number 2019.

10 New Year’s Resolutions to Support AAUW’s New Strategic Plan

In 2019, AAUW will prioritize one of the most pressing issues of the day: improving the economic security of all women, no matter their location, age, ethnicity or background. Read more »

Article   |   December 18, 2018
Credit: Governor Phil Murphy signs into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in Trenton on April 24, 2018. OIT/Governor’s Office.

State and Local Action in 2018 Shows the Path toward Pay Equity

Cities, states, and employers are increasingly realizing the value of equal pay and enacted policies in 2018, making it clear that they won’t wait any longer for change. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 13, 2018
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap research report cover (fall 2018)

Gender Pay Gap Shortchanges Women $500 Billion Annually; Biggest Gaps among Financial Managers, Physicians and Surgeons

AAUW’s updated report, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, found that working women lose out on $500 billion a year because of a persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 23, 2018

U.S. Cities Reveal a Wide Range of Gender and Racial Pay Gaps

No matter how you break down the gender pay gap numbers — by state, age, education, race, or occupation — the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this pervasive problem, as our new analysis shows. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 19, 2018
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 13, 2018
Black women in the U.S. are typically paid 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Black Women and the Pay Gap

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   August 01, 2018