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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The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) today hailed House passage of the Build Back Better bill and released the following statement from its President and CEO C. Nicole Mason. “The Build Back Better bill is a down payment on a fairer, more equitable economic future,” said C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. “It will help women balance work and family life and facilitate their return to the job force by expanding access to child [...]
Check out @IWPResearch President and CEO as she joined @juliekkohler1 for an episode of White Picket Fence podcast! Tune in to listen to @cnicolemason discuss the impact that the pandemic had on women's participation in the labor force, and how decades of progress disappeared overnight. Listen to the episode, The Breaking Point, here.
Apprentices make up the next generation of skilled tradespeople to build and maintain the infrastructure of our nation. Apprenticeships in the trades are great pathways into high-earning careers for women, offering the opportunity to earn while gaining a valuable trades credential. Union apprenticeships, in particular, provide a debt-free pathway to careers with earnings much higher than in traditionally women-dominated professions that similarly don’t require a college degree. To mark National Apprenticeship Week (November 15 to 21), IWPR launches its new [...]
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research today hailed President Biden’s signing of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, calling it a boon for America’s working families and the social safety net. The law is projected to add more than two million jobs per year over the coming decade and devote billions to repairing our nation’s highways, bridges, and ports. Importantly, the bill will also invest in public transportation, implement new clean water programs for families and children, and [...]
Register Here More women than ever work in the trades, including women apprentices from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Yet, while numbers are growing, women still are fewer than one in twenty of construction workers. Please join us for a webinar on November 17 to mark the release of IWPR’s new report on what helps and hinders women’s success in the trades. The report is based on the IWPR 2021 Tradeswomen’s Retention and Advancement Survey, which [...]
New #JobsDay data show a return to growth, with women gaining 304,000 jobs, the majority 57.3 %, of 531,000 jobs added to payroll. This displays strong growth for women in Business and Professional Services, Leisure and Hospitality, Education, Health Services, and Retail. But another month of job losses for women in government. #Payroll jobs continue their climb back but women’s job growth continues to lag behind men compared to pre-pandemic. (See Figure below.) New data shows an [...]