Based on most recent data, women in New York earn 87 cents on the dollar in comparison to what men earn. Women of color, compared to white men, fare worse: African-American women earn on average 69 cents on the dollar and Latinas 58 cents on the dollar.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015 there were 12 million single parent families in the United States – more than 80 percent of them headed by single mothers. In New York, more than a third of children across the state are growing up in single-parent families.
Advancing the rights of women to equal pay for equal work, advances the opportunities for their children. Equity protections exist and every woman should make an effort to ensure she is receiving the salary she deserves! Employees are now protected against retaliation by employers for sharing wage information. Employers are subject to damages and penalties for underpaying their workers because of gender, race or ethnicity.