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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Working Women and Louisiana’s Wage Gap

In Louisiana, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $30,600 per year, while the yearly pay for a man is $45,524 per year. This means that women are paid 67 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,924 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and New Hampshire’s Wage Gap

In New Hampshire, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $40,185 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $51,530. This means that women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,345 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Women's Equality Day 2010: Steps Toward Women's Equality

Women's Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. More than 90 years later, the fight for women's equal access and opportunity continues—especially in workplaces across the country.


Working Women and Tennessee’s Wage Gap

In Tennessee, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,854 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,415. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,561 between full-time working men and women in the state.


California Women and the Wage Gap

In California, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,817 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,281 per year. This means that women in California are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,464 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Working Women and Florida’s Wage Gap

In Florida, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,762 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $40,731. This means that women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,969 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Boston Women and the Wage Gap

In the Boston metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $48,244 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $62,324 per year. This means that women in the Boston area are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,080 between men and women who work full time.


Denver Women and the Wage Gap

In the Denver metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $42,260 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $52,499 per year. This means that women in the Denver area are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,239 between men and women who work full time.


Working Women and the District of Columbia’s Wage Gap

In the District of Columbia, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $56,127 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $61,381. This means that women are paid 91 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $5,254 between full-time working men and women in the District.


Civil Rights Act of 1991

To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to restore and strengthen civil rights laws that ban discrimination in employment, and for other purposes.


2010 Statistics: Record High Employment Discrimination Claims 2011

Statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination—raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination in the current economic climate.


Facts about Affirmative Action

At the center of our current public policy debate is a fundamental struggle over what "affirmative action" is and really means. This struggle carries enormous implications for women's lives, since affirmative action has provided women with opportunities they were previously denied despite their merit.


Working Women and Texas’s Wage Gap

In Texas, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,689 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,044. This means that women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,355 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act

Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act -- Fact Sheet


Chicago Women and the Wage Gap

In the Chicago metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,610 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $52,222 per year. This means that women in the Chicago area are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,612 between men and women who work full time.


Working Women and Delaware’s Wage Gap

In Delaware, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $39,508 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $49,013. This means that women are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,505 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Nevada’s Wage Gap

In Nevada, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,363 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,689. This means that women are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,326 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Maine’s Wage Gap

In Maine, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,873 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,029. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,156 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and New Mexico’s Wage Gap

In New Mexico, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,234 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,023. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,789 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Birmingham Women and the Wage Gap

In the Birmingham metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,315 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $47,728 per year. This means that women in the Birmingham area are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,413 between men and women who work full time.


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