you are an employer, advocate, legislator, or an individual
working woman, you can help close the wage gap by getting
involved. One way to get involved is to join NCPE's
annual Equal Pay Day campaign.
can take the first step towards achieving pay equity
by examining their pay practices to determine if they
treat all employees equally. Many employers may not
realize their pay scales favor white men as a result
of historical and conventional biases and inconsistencies.
Pay equity makes good business sense.
It promotes a workforce that feels valued, which helps
the bottom line. Today, in our competitive economy,
fair pay policies will also help attract the best workers.
Employers: Complete a Self-Audit.
This 10-step guide helps
you analyze your company's practices.
can contact your House Representative and Senators to
tell them how important fair pay is to you! Also, ask
them to co-sponsor the current
bills in Congress that would help to achieve fair
pay. Information about how to contact your members of Congress is available here.
You also can contact
the leadership of Congress.
Individuals can form or join WAGE Clubs, groups that are forming throughout the country to mobilize groups of women to talk about the wage gap and to obtain the tools, support and momentum they need to get even at work. See The WAGE Project.
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When You Find Out a Coworker Makes More Money Than You Do, Harvard Business Review, March 6, 2016