Equal pay for hard-working women across the country is long overdue and this month, members can make their voices heard to support Black Women’s Equal Pay Day on Thursday, August 13. This is the day when black women’s pay finally catches up to what white men were paid last year.
Black women are still paid only 62 cents for every $1 paid to white men. These hard-working women are also more likely to work for employers that provide little job security, few benefits, and limited opportunity for advancement. The UFCW is committed to ensuring these women have the support they need to overcome the unique barriers they face. Now more than ever, we must all make our voices heard and stand up for the economic security that all of these hard-working women have earned and deserve.
Please get involved and make your voices heard on Twitter on August 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, using the hashtags #BlackWomensEqualPay and #OwnYourPower2020. You can get additional information about Black Women’s Equal Pay Day here.