Let’s Mark Equal Pay Day For All

Originally published by Women Employed

November 2nd, 2017. That’s the date when the earnings of the average Latina will finally catch up to what the average white man made last year. That’s because the wage gap for Latinas is 46 percent—a much wider gap than the 20 percent we typically hear, which is calculated using the average of allwomen’s earnings.

It’s clear that average doesn’t tell the full story. We won’t close the gender wage gap until ALL women are paid equally for their work.

In Illinois, we won passage of a No Salary History bill, a groundbreaking measure which would help curb pay discrimination by banning employers from asking about job applicants’ past wages. But Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed it, and we’re fighting back.

Join us and raise your voice for equal pay during Women Employed’s Twitterstorm on October 23rd.


From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Central Time, tweet using the hashtag #PastPaychecks and tell your legislators to override the governor’s veto.

Visit womenemployed.org/equalpay for more information