National Equal Pay Day 2020/#EXTRA80
Equal Pay Day 2020
National Equal Pay Day is on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and symbolizes how far into 2020 the average woman must work to earn what the average man earned in the previous year. The date marks both the extra days women need to work to match men’s wages, and Tuesday, the day in the week it takes women to catch up to men’s pay.
Women in the U.S. typically earn 80% of the wages white men make. In order to earn equal pay, a typical woman needs to work three extra months to equal what their male counterparts earned the previous year. This pay discrepancy increases for women of other racial backgrounds. Black women must work until August 13th to achieve equal pay, while Native American women must work until October 1st and Latina women until November 2nd.
On a day-to-day basis, that’s about 80 extra minutes. At the Susan B. Anthony Center, we are asking folks to contribute an EXTRA 80 on Equal Pay Day 2020 as well as throughout the year. Both women and men can help. The more people that support #EXTRA80 the better as we can all help fight for pay equity for all women.