Equal Payday http://wesa.fm en Looking at The Numbers Behind Pittsburgh's Wage Gap http://wesa.fm/post/looking-numbers-behind-pittsburghs-wage-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Women in the Pittsburgh metro area <a href="http://www.nationalpartnership.org/research-library/workplace-fairness/fair-pay/pittsburgh-women-and-the-wage-gap.pdf">made an average of $13,407 less than their male counterparts</a> in 2013. For male and female employees with identical levels of education and experience, the female worker will make an average of 73 cents for every dollar paid to the man, according to the <a href="http://www.nationalpartnership.org/issues/fairness/wage-gap-map.html">National Partnership for Women and Families</a>. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Thursday in Market Square, groups will join together for Pittsburgh’s <a href="https://pittsburghequalpayday.wordpress.com/equal-pay-fact-sheet/">Equal </a></span><a href="https://pittsburghequalpayday.wordpress.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pay Day Rally</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. According to Heather </span>Arnet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation, the goal of the rally is to highlight the</span><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2014/04/20/The-most-livable-city-for-whom-GIANINA-MARQUEZ-OLIVERA/stories/201404200021" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;injustice </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the gap and push legislation that would allow women to fight for better pay.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:29:10 +0000 Katherine Blackley 28061 at http://wesa.fm Looking at The Numbers Behind Pittsburgh's Wage Gap Time for Equal Pay http://wesa.fm/post/time-equal-pay <p>With Equal Pay Day Tuesday, April 8<sup>th</sup>, woman’s rights advocates are calling for a new law that closes loopholes allowing employers to pay female workers less than males doing the same job.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:22:20 +0000 Jess Lasky 27155 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers Rally for Equal Pay for Women http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-rally-equal-pay-women <p></p><p></p><p>During the lunch hour Tuesday, a crowd gathered at Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh to mark Equal Payday. It’s a day on which rallies are held across the country to bring attention to the fact that women still make less money than men.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:23:53 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7564 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers Rally for Equal Pay for Women