NBC 5 Chicago: On Latina Equal Pay Day, a heightened focus on the drive for pay equity
October 5. 2023
“It’s egregious. It’s absolutely egregious that essentially, Latinas are making half of what white, non-Hispanic men are making…
[Latina workers] are overrepresented in industries that are underpaid, and undervalued and often lack basic workplace protections. So for example, farm workers and domestic workers continue to be left out of rights to overtime pay, the rights to unionize,” Vagins said.
“Until the women who perform some of our economy’s most essential jobs are able to achieve economic security, we are never going to achieve pay parity and our economy and our communities will never be as strong as they should be,” said Vagins.