The Grio: Things to know for 2023 Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
July 27. 2023
Similarly, Noreen Farrell, the executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, reports Black families are rightfully concerned about how income inequality is compounding debt, the persistent lack of affordable childcare, and job insecurity as many are forced out due to a lack of paid leave. So much so, Black women reportedly shared that “even though they’re working full time their entire lives, they’re worried they’re not going to have enough savings to bury themselves if they die. They’re worried about that kind of debt for their families,” said Farrell.
“Even though Congress has not passed a single pay equity law in the past ten years, 47 states have passed 73 new, stronger pay equity laws in the country, said Farrell. “But as that’s happening, there’s also been a pushback in other states that is very concerning.”
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