Posts Tagged Equal Pay Day
Posted by bneufeld on April 10, 2013 at 11:43 am
Advocates Unite on Equal Pay Day to Support Women’s Equality Agenda
New York Women’s Equality Coalition and Equal Pay Coalition NYC Come Together to Highlight Broad Support for Achieving Equal Pay for Women Under the Governor’s Women’s Equality Agenda
April 9, 2013- NEW YORK—Today marks the annual recognition of Equal Pay Day, a date chosen because it signifies how far into 2013 a woman would have to work to earn what a man earned in 2012. This year, the New York City regional group of the New York Women’s Equality Coalition and the Equal Pay Coalition NYC combined forces to host a press conference calling attention to the wage gap between men and women, and calling for support of Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda, a ten-point agenda that has among its goals achieving equal pay in New York.
Speakers from a broad spectrum of organizations—representing hundreds of groups and businesses in the New York City region and 750 groups and businesses statewide – addressed the grave disparities women face in New York, especially in matters of employment. Read More
Posted by bneufeld on April 1, 2013 at 17:33 pm
Across NYS there are activities for Equal Pay Day – the symbolic day in 2013 that women have to work to make as much as men did in 2012! That’s over 15 months of work for only 12 months pay.
FIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO:
1. Wear RED for Equal Pay Day – April 9 – because women are still in the RED!
2. Blog and Tweet about equal pay – #EqualPayNY, #NY4Women
Let us know what you think: On average NY women lose $8500 a year. What would you do with your lost wages??
Other Sample tweets:
- NY can achieve #EqualPay for women this year thanks to @NYGovCuomo’s Womens’s Equality Agenda! #NY4Women #EqualPayNY
- [Organization] supports #EqualPayNY for women – that’s why we support the @NYGovCuomo’s #WEA #EqualPayNY
- #EqualPayDay marks how far into 2013 women have to work to make what men made in 2012. Support @NYGovCuomo’s #WEA to achieve #EqualPayNY
3. Learn more about the Women’s Equality Agenda www.NYWomensEquality.org and Equal Pay Coalition NYC www.equalpaynewyork.org
4. Attend an event in your area! List below.
5. Email or call your legislators this week while they are in their district offices!
- Message: As an advocate for stronger equal pay laws in NYS, I urge you to advance this economic issue by supporting Gov. Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Agenda. NY labor law has proven insufficient to combat the gender wage gap. The provisions of the WEA would strengthen existing laws by prohibiting employers from terminating or retaliating against employees who share salary information, tighten exceptions in the law which justify pay differentials, discourage discrimination by increasing damages awarded to plaintiffs, and help working women and their families.
- Get Senator’s phone number here http://www.nysenate.gov/senators and Assemblymember’s phone number here:http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
EQUAL PAY DAY EVENTS
Equal Pay Coalition NYC and the Women’s Equality Agenda
April 9: Press Conference at 11:00
April 9: Annual UNHAPPY Hour – 7:15 pm -??
Sponsored by Enterprising & Professional Women -NYC (EPWNYC)
Copacana – 268 West 47 Street
Free dance & salsa lessons, buffet & fun
Look for the Big Red Equal Pay Day Banner
Equal Pay Day International Symbol Red Purse Pin for Sale $20
Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown Branch of AAUW
April 9: Equal Pay Day Book Club meeting – The Branch Lunch Bunch Book Club is reading Grace and Grit by Lilly Ledbetter to commemorate April 9 Equal Pay Day.
Buffalo Branch of AAUW
April 9: tabling event for general public; AAUW House meeting for members
April 22: The Buffalo AAUW Branch and Daemen College Presents An Evening with Lilly Ledbetter at 7:30 pm in the Wick Center Social Room, Daemen College – 4380 Main Street, Amherst (no charge).
Cortland Branch of AAUW
April 9: The Cortland Branch arranged for “Edgewood Bakery” in Homer and “Blue Frog” and “Indulge” on Main Street in Cortland to sell coffee for 23% less to women on Equal Pay Day in representation of the fact that nationally women earn 77% of what men make in similar jobs. The “Oh My Goodness” health food store in Homer will sell produce at the 23% discount.
Elmira-Corning Branch of AAUW
April 9: Event from 11:30 am – 1:15 pm at the Steele Memorial Library, Auditorium in Elmira, NY, with a program by Pamela Tolbert, PhD, Lois S. Gray Professor in the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University will present a talk entitled, “She Makes, He Makes: Equal Pay and Family Gender Roles” at 12 pm. Professor Tolbert has a long-standing interest in studying the role of organizations in producing patterns of social inequality, and particularly, gender-based differences in earnings. Event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Chemung County and Elmira-Corning AAUW.
Greater Rochester Branch of AAUW
April 9: The April Branch dinner features “Women in the Workplace” with keynote speaker Mary C. Van Bortel who will explore the challenges faced by many women to succeed in their careers while achieving balance in all aspects of their lives.
Islip Area Branch of AAUW
April 9: Raise commuters awareness of the need for Pay Equity legislation by members at four LIRR Stations by giving out Pay Day mini candy bars, Islip Area created Pay Equity brochures and Branch membership brochures; reaches well over 100 people
April 9: 3rd Annual Equal Pay Day Breakfast at Suffolk Community College; about 75 people attend from community organizations & women’s groups, as well as local government offices. County officials a have been invited to attend and speak. Partners include Suffolk County Office of Women & Enterprising and Professional Women NY
Ithaca Branch of AAUW
April 9: Branch is tabling campus tabling event
April 22: Branch will meet at Felicia’s Atomic Lounge for an “UNHAPPY HOUR.”
Jamestown Branch of AAUW
April 9: Four downtown restaurants will be offering a 20% discount for lunch on menu items for women and one restaurant will be doing it for the dinner hour.
Jamestown Branch will have an Op-Ed in the Sunday P-J.
Oswego Branch of AAUW
April 9: Letter to the Editor
Poughkeepsie Branch of AAUW
April 9: Issue discussion with federal elected officials; Pay Day candy distribution with literature to general public
Skaneateles Branch of AAUW
April 9: Pay Equity Day Lunch at the Sherwood Inn at 12 PM. Please bring your own personal pay equity story, about one paragraph long, to share with the group.
St. Lawrence County Branch of AAUW
April 9: Equal Pay Day AAUW’s Cocktails and Convos – AAUW-SLC’s inaugural Women’s Equity Agenda Happening Hour in honor of Equal Pay Day. These happening hours will cover the 10 points in the WEA. There will be an informal discussion of the highlighted issue. In addition we will invite individuals who are actively working on the issue right now either as a policy advocate or a best practices practioner to discuss the point. The happening will give attendees the option to try to network and organize further support and action regarding the issue.
April 9: GENDER GAP 20: New Debates & Policy Agendas from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by Hofstra Labor Studies and Women’s Studies & Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal at Leo Guthart Cultural Center Theater HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY [1st floor Axinn Library]
April 13 : A Call to Action for Women’s Equality Agenda and featuring writers from the Herstory Writers Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Sponsored by Suffolk County Chapter of the NYCLU at Babylon Student Center at Suffolk Community College -Ammerman Campus – 533 College Road, Selden For more information, contact 631.650.2301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAUW-NYS, AAUW-MI and AAUW-WI
April 17: Equal Pay Webinar with the federal Women’s Bureau (NYC & Chicago offices) which will feature AAUW’s Graduating to a Pay Gap and $tart $mart workshops with information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and EEOC. The webinar is designed for university and college career services and other departments that assist student with job searches & career planning.
Rockland County Branch of AAUW
April 17: Issue Forum at the New City Library 7pm in partnership with LWV, Hadassah, NCJW, 20-30-40, Rockland Women’s Political Caucus
Staten Island Branch of AAUW
April 23: AAUW-Staten Island is holding an April Membership Event and LAF Fundraiser featuring Elizabeth Grayer, President of Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, speaking on Pay Equity Efforts in NYC and NYS. Dinner at 7 pm at Wagner College, 631 Howard Avenue, Union Building, Room 201, Staten Island. For further information, call (646) 221-9145.
The Pay Equity Outreach group focuses on facilitating $tart $mart workshops and also coaches colleges and universities throughout Southeastern New York and Connecticut on presenting workshops. We have worked with several colleges to help them plan and present these workshops. The group also developed a new marketing and educational brochure to aid in promoting the workshops. The $tart $mat workshops illuminate the gender pay gap for students and help them learn valuable negotiation skills to help them leap over the gap.
For AAUW event questions, email Donna Seymour: email@example.com
EPCNYC questions, email Beverly Neufeld firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by bneufeld on April 17, 2012 at 11:27 am
2012 Equal Pay Day/Sen. Gillibrand w/ Maria Hinojosa
On Monday, April 16 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand addressed 300 advocates at a forum (#equalpaydayny) sponsored by the Equal Pay Coalition NYC, a project of the New York Women’s Agenda, with co-sponsors, A Better Balance and NYU Law Women. “As we mark yet another Equal Pay Day, it is alarming that in the 21st century, millions of women who make up half the workforce are earning 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. We must close this chronic gap that shortchanges America’s women,” Read More
Posted by bneufeld on March 27, 2012 at 20:22 pm
6th Annual Equal Pay Day NYC
Monday April 16, 2012 – 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Special Guest: New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Panel moderated by – NPR Host Maria Hinojosa
NYU Law School – 40 Washington Square South – NYC
RSVP IS REQUIRED
Co-Sponsored By: A Better Balance & NYU Law Women
*Wear RED on Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far
women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay!
Posted by bneufeld on March 24, 2012 at 16:02 pm
Equal Pay Coalition is hosting a Equal Pay Day forum with Senator Gillibrand on April 16th! Call to action for the Equal Pay Day Celebration on April 17th! More information to follow.
Posted by bneufeld on April 14, 2011 at 10:10 am
Over 100 advocates wearing red packed the auditorim of the Roosevelt House for the 5th Annual Equal Pay Day sponsored by EPCNYC/NYWA. Comptroller John Liu released the report,“Snapshot: Gender Equity in the New York City Municipal Workforce”. Council Members Julissa Fererras, Melissa Mark-Viverito and Letitia James praised the report and the work of the coalition, and pledged their support to address wage discrimination in NYC. Other participants included: Jennifer Raab, President-Hunter College; Beverly Neufeld EPCNY/NYWA; Grace Protos, Regional Director of Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor;Aditi Mohapatra of Calvert Asset Management Co.; Dina Bakst, A Better Balance and Natatia Griffith, VP NYWA. More to follow soon!
Posted by ntr_op on April 4, 2011 at 13:32 pm
Wear something RED* and join EPCNYC and NYWA at a press conference with New York City leaders at which time Comptroller John C. Liu will release a Gender Equity Study. A roundtable discussion will follow.
• Comptroller John C. Liu
• Council Member Julissa Fererras (TBC)
• Council Member Letitia James
• Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito (TBC)
• Beverly Neufeld, President NYWA & Director, Equal Pay Coalition NYC
• Grace Protos, Regional Director, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor
• Liza Featherstone, Author, Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Worker’s Rights at Wal-Mart
• Ret. Lieutenant Patricia Fitzpatrick, NYC Fire Department
• Dina Bakst, Co-President, A Better Balance
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12th
12:00 pm – Press Conference
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Roundtable
****Please plan to arrive at 11:45 a.m.****
WHERE: Roosevelt House
47 East 65th Street – New York City
(between Park and Madison)
The Gender Equity study examines 2010 citywide payroll data and compares hiring and pay gaps found in the municipal workforce with those in the private sector.
*Wear RED on Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far
women and minorities are “in the red” with their pay!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 symbolizes how far into 2011
women must work to earn what men earned in 2010.
RSVP – Space is limited
Contact: Melanie Sutherland: email@example.com
Posted by bneufeld on April 5, 2010 at 15:04 pm
APRIL 19 FORUM – FORGING A STRONGER ECONOMIC FUTURE FOR WOMEN-Sponsored by the Equal Pay Coalition NYC
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED.
MEDIA INQUIRIES: contact Linda Hartley firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join with innovative experts
and seasoned advocates. Be informed and inspired to take strategic action.
OPENING REMARKS: Honorable John C. Liu – New York City Comptroller
MODERATOR: Maria Hinojosa – Award winning PBS journalist
PANELISTS: Heather Boushey – Co-Author, “The Shriver Report” and Sr. Economist at Center for American Progress| Evelyn Murphy Author of “Getting Even” – Founder, WAGE Project- Former Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts | Maggie Haberman – Author and NYC Journalist | Donna Sims Wilson – President, M.R. Beale & Company….Refreshments will be serverd
INFO: email@example.com – RSVP: www.nywaconnect.org
ADDITIONAL PARTNERS: DEMOS & National Council for Research on Women, The Council for Urban Professionals
APRIL 20 – ALBANY ADVOCACY DAY – GET ON THE BUS!
Sponsored by the New York State Pay Equity Coalition and Equal Pay Coalition NYC
FOR MORE INFORMATION email firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30 to 12:00 – Summit – 12:00 to 2:30 – Legislative Visits
Keynote Speaker: NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Galen Kirkland – Commissioner, NYS Division of Human Rights | Alan Lubin -
Former Executive VP, 1993-2010, NYS United Teachers | Deborah Figart – Poverty Expert & Dean, Richard Stockton College, NJ – and Legislative Champions in the Assembly and Senate
More Info: email@example.com
Advocates from across NYS will be participating in all or some of the Equal Pay Day events.
For planning purposes, we request that you:
1. Register online and include your zip code so we can organize legislative visits if you want to meet your representative.
2. The cafeterias are a distance from The Well, so box lunches will be available for purchase at the cost of $11.00. To ensure a lunch, you must check that off on the registration form.
3. If you are interested in taking a chartered bus from NYC, email firstname.lastname@example.org.