By Kim Elsesser March 24th is Equal Pay Day. This date [...]
The Equal Pay Act, passed over a half century ago, prohibits sex-based wage discrimination (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2020). But the gender pay gap remains substantial: full-time, year-round women workers earn 18 percent less than their male counterparts (Hegewisch and Mariano 2020). A lack of knowledge about who makes what within organizations contributes to this continuing disparity.
By Sara Savat It has been more than half a [...]
Beyond “Leaning In”: New Study on Pay Secrecy Points to the Limits of Existing Anti-Secrecy Laws in Addressing Gender Disparity
In 1979, Lilly Ledbetter started working for Goodyear Tire and [...]
When our employers force us to keep our salaries secret, they make life worse for everyone.
You understand the importance of salary transparency. You know that you [...]
Private Sector Workers Lack Pay Transparency: Pay Secrecy May Reduce Women’s Bargaining Power and Contribute to Gender Wage Gap
The IWPR/Rockefeller Survey of Economic Security is the first to ask workers whether there are policies at their work places that discourage or prohibit sharing information about pay.
by Jourdin Batchelor This was an exciting year for the Institute [...]
by Heidi Hartmann This post originally appeared on Working Economics, [...]
About half of all workers (51 percent of women and 47 percent of men) report that the discussion of wage and salary information is either discouraged or prohibited and/or could lead to punishment.