Serving the Communities of the Southeast Valley of Greater Phoenix Metro
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, philanthropy, and research.
We address current Issues/Events: Voter Access, Pay Equity, Paid Sick and Family Leave, College Affordability, Campus Sexual Harassment and Violence, and Healthcare Access and Reproductive Rights
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August 13 marks the date that Black women have to work into the new year to finally reach equal pay from the previous year.
Black women working full-time were only paid 62 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men, meaning it takes over seven additional months to equal their counterpart’s pay for the previous year. As the country battles the COVID-19 crisis, this means that Black women have even less economic security to sustain them. They are on the frontlines at work and at home, and Black women deserve equal pay.
The gender wage gap continues to hurt our nation’s workers and our national economy. And the compounding injustices of sexism and racism only widen this wage gap. At the current rate, Black women will not see equal pay with white men for over a century. That is unacceptable. The wage gap itself is unacceptable. Black women and our country cannot wait.
Equal pay for equal work is a principle we can all get behind. Tell your senator we all need equal pay now!
Despite existing federal and state equal pay laws, the gender pay gap persists, impacting millions of women and their families. We need to update our laws to ensure all workers can take home a fair paycheck. The U.S. House of Representatives passed important legislation – the Paycheck Fairness Act – in March 2020, but the Senate has failed to move it forward. Many companies are recognizing the benefits and the power of women’s increased economic participation and some have already enacted policies similar to those outlined in the bill.
AAUW demands action on the Paycheck Fairness Act now. The Senate must ensure all women have the tools they need to challenge discrimination and all employers have the incentives they need to comply with the law.
Urge your senator to do their part by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act today!
Celebrate2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of US Women’s Right to Vote. Celebrate!
“Real Change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
–Ruth Bader Ginsburg
AAUW’s Work Smart Helps
Women Gain Pay Equity Through Negotiation
Work Smart is effective: Nearly all participants report having more confidence and better negotiating skills. After attending a Work Smart program, nearly half are able to negotiate for a raise, promotion, or higher-paying job.
Please share Work Smart Online on social media. And send an email to your friends, family and followers to let them know that one hour of online learning can lead to a lifetime of higher earnings!
AAUW Releases New Research: Limiting our Livilihood
Limiting our Livilihood: The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment on Women’s Careers. examines how harassment can have long-term impact on our lives. This report is based on an AAUW analysis of a review of academic studies on sexual harassment and a nationwide survey of AAUW members and their networks. Read the Report and the Summary.
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