Pay equity : simple way to save tax dollars

Pay equity would have a tremendous impact on reducing poverty. Are you listening, politicians?

A report by the AFL-CIO and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that if women were paid fairly the income of single women would rise 13.4%, single mothers would earn 17% more, and married women would earn 6% more. These increases would lead to reductions in poverty of 84% for single women, 50% for single mothers, and 62%for married women.

See more at Professional Women: Vital Statistics produced by the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE).

The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE)comprises 23 AFLCIO unions representing over four million people working in professional, technical and administrative support occupations. DPE-affiliated unions represent: teachers, college professors and school administrators; library workers; nurses, doctors and other health care professionals; engineers, scientists and IT workers; journalists and writers, broadcast technicians and communications specialists; performing and visual artists; professional athletes; professional firefighters; psychologists, social workers and many others. DPE was chartered by the AFL-CIO in 1977 in recognition of the rapidly-growing professional and technical occupations.


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