Friday November 9, 2018
Employers must do better at treating sexes equally when it comes to wages.
U.S. businesses can be very unfair when it comes to wages for men and women. Men and women should receive equal pay if they do the same work right. But according to the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, men get paid about 20 percent more than women for doing the same work. According to nationalpartnership.org, women in Pennsylvania on average are paid 79 cents for every dollar men earn. Women of color get paid even less. For every dollar a man would earn on average, a Hispanic woman would get 56 cents, and African-American women would earn 68 cents to the dollar.
Women should earn the same amount as men. It is unfair that women who have children and families are not given the equality to provide for them. If the wage gap didn't exist, women who are employed would have an easier time living and being able to provide for themselves and their families.
America falls short on pay for women