Join us for a day of action for Equal Pay Day tomorrow, March 15th 2022, to raise awareness about pay equity and advocate for legislation in NY State requiring pay transparency and investment in care infrastructure!
Our partner organization, PowHerNY, has planned a full schedule of events on March 15th, 2022, for Equal Pay Day. We hope you’ll join us.
- 1:00 PM ET: New York City Rally on the steps of City Hall & Virtual Twitter Hour
- The 16th annual rally will be held both in person on the steps of City Hall and streamed virtually. The rally will feature elected officials, advocates, and individuals from across New York State. We will be active online using #EqualPayNY.
- Register at: https://bit.ly/NYS_EPDRally
- Social media toolkit: bit.ly/PH_EPD22
- 2:00 PM ET: National Twitter Hour
- Online using #EqualPayDay
What We're Fighting For
March 15th, 2022 is the symbolic day into this year that full-time working women must work in order to make the same amount of money men did in 2021. Calculated from 2020 data, the average woman is making just 83 cents to every man’s dollar. For women of color, the numbers are even worse. The data also does not account for the catastrophic loss of income for women who left the workforce in droves or had to switch to part-time work due to the pandemic.
This Equal Pay Day, it’s essential that we demand meaningful changes to create pay equity. Towards these efforts, Legal Momentum is proud to have helped push through a transformative pay transparency law in New York City and we are gearing up to push through an even stronger law (S5598B/A6529A) in New York State.
But pay inequity remains a complex and multifaceted problem that requires a multipronged approach. To achieve meaningful pay equity, we also need to raise the wages of the disproportionate number of women doing low-wage work. We need to provide opportunities for women to enter into higher paying fields. And we need to address the financial penalties imposed upon women for being tasked as the world’s caregivers.
To address these problems, we not only need stronger fair pay protections, we need to invest in a robust care infrastructure that covers both care child care and home care. It’s time to ensure that every family has access to affordable and high-quality care and that every worker providing this essential care is compensated in a way that values their essential work.