Back to the Future: Black Women’s Equal Pay is 100 Years Too Late
Mark 2130 on your calendars, it’s set to be a momentous year. Far from being the year we invent time travel, it’s the year Black women are finally projected to close the wage gap and catch up to White men’s earnings. And that milestone is set to arrive 110 years too late.
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By Eve Mefferd Work in the construction trades, with high wages and good benefits for union members, can be a promising path to economic security for women. However, the industry presents additional challenges for those with children. For the many parents who work in the trades— half of the 2,635 respondents to IWPR’s 2021 Tradeswomen’s Retention and Advancement Survey have children younger than 18 (forthcoming)— finding child care that covers construction hours can be difficult, since construction jobs often require [...]
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Recent @TIME article by @edockterman — Women earn 82 cents on the dollar compared to men —that gap widens for Black and Latina women, who earn 63 cents and 55 cents on the dollar, respectively, per @IWPResearch data.
Long-term unemployment a challenge for women over 40 — “Older women of color disproportionately lost jobs during the pandemic and may face discrimination in the labor market,” says @CNicoleMason in recent @Marketplace feature by Meghan McCarty Carino.
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Allwork.Space By Aayat Ali According to the annual Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.Org, women in the workplace dealt with the brunt of burnout in 2021. Both men and women have been found to experience burnout over the past two years, mainly due to overwork, lack of childcare support, and more. However, women were more pressured to balance work and home responsibilities. The gap between women and men reporting being burned out has nearly doubled since last [...]