2021 Equal Pay Days
Women’s Equal Pay Day marks the day into the year on which it takes for women on average to earn what men did in 2020. The wage gap effects ALL women. And we've ALL had enough.
February 23 - Asian American / Pacific Islander Women's Equal Pay Day
Asian American / Pacific Islander women are paid $0.87 for every $1.00 paid to non-Hispanic white men in the U.S.
But, that's only part of the #AAPIEqualPay story. For certain communities, the wage gap is far greater. Vietnamese women earn $0.67, Hmong women earn $0.61, and Burmese women earn only $0.52, making them some of the lowest paid people in the nation. Even within high earning fields, Asian women are paid less than their male counterparts. "Model-minority" rhetoric is racist, classist, divisive, and just plain wrong.
March 24 - Equal Pay Day
The 2021 wage gap for all U.S. women compared to all U.S. men reflects that, on average, women earn $0.82 for every $1.00 a man earns. #EqualPayDay
August 23 - Black Women's Equal Pay Day
Black women are paid $0.63 for every $1.00 paid to non-Hispanic white men in the U.S. #BlackWomensEqualPay
September 8 - Native American Women's Equal Pay Day
Native American women are paid $0.60 for every $1.00 paid to non-Hispanic white men in the U.S.. #NativeWomensEqualPay
October 21 - Latina Equal Pay Day
Latina women are paid $0.55 for every $1.00 paid to non-Hispanic white men in the U.S. #LatinaEqualPay
Given that this is the last "Equal Pay Day" observance of the year, Latinas must typically work longer than... everyone. This disparity hurts not only Latinas, but also the families and communities they support.