Women are breadwinners. In fact 40% of working women in the United States are the sole breadwinner for their families, so the pay gap not only affects women but their families as well.
Employers need to recognize the time all working families need to care for their loved ones. We need laws that acknowledge the challenges that working families face.
Working people in unions are dedicated to fair schedules, fair wages, access to affordable health care and child care, and paid leave for all working families and women who are disproportionately affected.
11 - 27%
Black women in jobs critical to COVID-19 recovery earned 11 - 27% less than white men.
The number, in cents, a woman is paid for every dollar paid to a man.
What We’re Doing
Resolution 8: Promote Gender Equity
There has never been a more urgent time to confront gender oppression and advance gender justice. Working women make up 47% of the workforce, but are paid less and lack access to child care and paid leave, even though women carry the majority of caregiving responsibilities and continue to face discrimination with deep consequences for their health, safety and economic security.
Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Working Families Deserve Access to Unrestricted Health Care
Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.