National Equal Pay Day 2019/#EXTRA80
National Equal Pay Day was on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, and symbolized how far into 2019 the average woman must work to earn what the average man earned in the previous year. The date marked both the 91 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. African-American women must work until August 22nd to achieve equal pay, while Native American women must work until September 23rd and Latina women until November 20th.
On a day-to-day basis, that’s about 80 extra minutes. At the Susan B. Anthony Center, we are asking men to contribute an EXTRA 80 on Equal Pay Day 2019. The more people that support #EXTRA80 the better as we can all help fight for pay equity for all women. Check out the 8 Ways to Contribute an #EXTRA80.
There were various locations set up around the University for people to learn more about this important issue and to show support by getting a “I SUPPORT EQUAL PAY DAY” button or sticker:
Date- Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Locations and Times-
Medical Center, Flaum Atrium: 8 – 10 AM
Saunders Research Building, Atrium: 8 – 10 AM
Medical Center, Café 601: 11 AM – 1 PM
River Campus, Wilson Commons- 2nd floor information table (near Hirst Lounge): 11 AM – 1 PM
Medical Center, Office for Inclusion and Culture Development- Room 1-4444: 1 – 3 PM
Women received a 20% discount on Equal Pay Day/ April 2 at participating cafés on campus from 8:00 to 10:00 AM:
To spread awareness about this issue, various campus cafés offered women a 20 percent discount on select beverages. Items were priced according to the gender pay gap as women make on average 20% less than men for the same work.
Participating locations were-
West Winds Café, Saunders Research Building Atrium
All Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters shops, including the three locations at the Medical Center
April 1st to April 3rd: We had an expression wall display located near Starbucks Café on the 3rd floor of Wilson Commons on River Campus for people to learn more about Equal Pay Day.
Sponsors: Susan B. Anthony Center, in conjunction with the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity, Office of Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, URMC Office for Inclusion and Culture Development, and Office of Human Resources.