Refinery29: Everything You’ve Ever Wondered About Equal Pay Day, Explained

March 31. 2020


ERA attorney and Director of the national Equal Pay Today campaign Shannon Williams spoke with Refinery29 about Women’s Equal Pay Day:

Even within the different disaggregated groups within these communities of color, it varies,” says Williams. “For example, Latina women's Equal Pay Day is at the end of the year. But for some groups of Latinas, it’s even past that.” Latinx women from Central America, for example, make around 47.3% of what white men make.

Maybe the problem is that women simply aren’t asking for higher pay, critics say. “That's not the case,” says Williams. “Women ask for raises just as often as men. We're just less likely to receive them.

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