By Lyanne Alfaro
When it comes to median annual earnings, Latinas make 54 cents compared to a dollar earned by non-Latino white men, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). This means Latinas would have to work 10 more months in a year to reach the same level of pay.
Women make almost half of the workforce, and only earn 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. But while non-Latina white women could close that gap by 2059, it would take Latinas until 2233 to reach parity.
Latinas and Latinos from across the country have been taking to Twitter with the hashtags #LatinaEqualPayDay and #Trabajadoras in an effort led by The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, to talk about the issue and advocate for solutions. The organization is hosting a summit in Washington, D.C.