Mar 18, 2022 | News Story

Equal Pay Day 2022

On Tuesday, we recognized Equal Pay Day, the date that symbolizes how far into the year the average median woman must work (in addition to their earnings last year) in order to have earned what the average median man had earned the entire previous year. This year, the day fell on March 15, the earliest it has ever been. The Biden Administration commemorated the occasion by announcing a series of steps aimed at closing the gender and racial wage gaps, with Vice President Kamala Harris hosting a virtual White House meeting. Read more here about the announcement here, and click here to watch then-Secretary-Treasurer, now AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler explain the significance of the wage gap in America, its effects on women and how joining a union is the best way for women to garner equal pay.