Mothers are the breadwinner or co-breadwinner in two thirds of American families. Twenty-four percent of children in the U.S. live in single-mother-lead households. Women’s earnings are critical to their families’ economic security and yet women earn, on average, only 78 cents for every dollar their male counterparts are paid. Working mothers and their families deserve fair pay.
States, cities, and the federal government have been working to combat the wage gap with new policies that improve wage transparency, prevent employers from asking about an employee or applicant’s prior salary, and require certain employers to track and report wage data to uncover hidden inequities. Learn more by searching ABB’s resources.
Fact Sheets & Legal Guides:
- ABB Fact Sheet on Federal Equal Pay Laws
- Legal Protections for Working Women in New York State (2015)
- 2017 New York Equal Pay Measures and Salary History
Letters of Support: