Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and we’re organizing for women to achieve the economic equality and security they deserve.
That includes policies and solutions that address the breadth of challenges women face every day—like paid leave after childbirth and access to early childhood education—that are key to ensuring our nation’s economic security.
When women are paid less than men for the same work, it hurts our families and it hurts our economy. Women are currently the main breadwinner in a record-high 40% of households, but they make an average of just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn.
The United States has no standard for paid leave after childbirth for working mothers. Only 51% of women overall have access to paid leave—and only 32% percent of women with a high school diploma have access.
More than 60% of minimum-wage workers are women, making an annual salary of $15,000 for full-time work. If the minimum wage is raised to just $9 per hour, 13 million women would see an increase in their earnings.