Throughout the year, six Equal Pay Days are observed for women of varying backgrounds and circumstances. Today, October 29, we observe Latina Equal Pay Day, as this day marks the date that Latina women have to work into the new year to finally catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men earned last year.
More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latina’s typically earn only 55 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months.
#LATINAEQUALPAY Day Social Media Storm
To help raise awareness about the wage gap for Latina women and its impact on Latina women and their families, join the #LatinaEqualPay Day Social Media Storm on October 29th from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET.
To learn more about how you can help take action, go to latinaequalpay.org.