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Equal Pay Data Collection

Tell the EEOC: We Need the Equal Pay Data Collection

It’s 2017, but women, and particularly women of color, are still being shortchanged by gender and race wage gaps. African American women are typically paid 63 cents, Native women 57 cents, and Latinas 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

One of the best ways to ensure equal pay is to increase transparency around pay and ensure race and gender wage gaps can’t be hidden under the rug. But this summer, the Trump Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) blocked an important Obama-era equal pay initiative – the EEO-1 equal pay data collection – which would have required large corporations to report pay data by race and gender to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

OMB put a hold on the pay data collection subject to an indefinite “review” that has no timeline or defined process. Now it’s up to the EEOC to figure out a path forward on the equal pay data collection.

We can’t end pay discrimination and close wage gaps if employers can hide the fact they are paying women and people of color less. The EEOC needs to know we support equal pay and the equal pay data collection.


Dear Chair and Commissioners:

We urge you to stand up for equal pay and stand against discrimination by ensuring the EEOC collects pay data by race, gender, and job category. If this important equal pay initiative is indefinitely halted, pay discrimination will continue to thrive, unchallenged, in secrecy. Failure to move forward on a revised pay data collection effort would be an attack against equal pay. We’re counting on the EEOC to make sure we don’t allow gender and race wage gaps to continue to shortchange women and their families.


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Datos de igualdad salarial

Déjale saber a la EEOC: Necesitamos la recopilación de datos de igualdad salarial

Estamos en el año 2017, pero las mujeres, y en particular las mujeres de color, todavía se ven afectadas por las brechas salariales de género y raza. A las mujeres afroamericanas por lo general se les paga 63 centavos, a las mujeres nativas 57 centavos y a las Latinas 54 centavos por cada dólar que se les paga a los hombres blancos no hispanos.

Una de las mejores formas de garantizar la igualdad salarial es impulsar la transparencia en torno a los salarios y garantizar que las diferencias salariales entre raza y género no puedan esconderse bajo la alfombra. Sin embargo, este verano, la Oficina de Administración y Presupuesto (OMB por sus siglas en inglés) del Gobierno de Trump bloqueó una importante iniciativa de igualdad salarial que impulsó Obama durante su mandato-la recopilación de datos de igualdad de pago EEO—que habría exigido que las grandes corporaciones reporten datos salariales en base a raza y género a la Comisión para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC por sus siglas en inglés).

La OMB suspendió la recolección de datos de pago sujeto a una "revisión" indefinida que no tiene un cronograma ni un proceso establecido. Ahora depende de la EEOC para encontrar un camino a seguir para la recopilación de datos de igualdad salarial.

No podemos poner fin a la discriminación salarial y cerrar las brechas salariales si los empleadores pueden encubrir el hecho de que están pagando menos a las mujeres y a las personas de color. La EEOC necesita saber que apoyamos la igualdad de pago y la recopilación de datos de igualdad de pago.


Estimado Presidente de la junta y Comisionados:

Le exhortamos a que se levante en defensa del pago igualitario y que se oponga a la discriminación, garantizando que la EEOC recaude los datos salariales por raza, sexo y categoría laboral. Si esta importante iniciativa de igualdad salarial se detiene indefinidamente, la discriminación salarial seguirá avanzando, sin oposición y en silencio.

La falla del progreso hacia la recopilación de datos de pago significaría un ataque contra la igualdad de pago. Contamos con el apoyo de la EEOC para asegurarnos de no permitir que las brechas salariales de género y raza continúen afectando a las mujeres y a sus familias.


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Our Mission

LCLAA’s Trabajadoras campaign aims to empower Latina workers across the United States in all sectors and industries, with an emphasis on Latina union members, by providing them with the information that they need to improve their working conditions, while also creating a network for solidarity, support, and advancement. It is also focused on raising awareness about how Latinas fare in the U.S. labor force. Furthermore, LCLAA is committed to lifting up the powerful Latina leaders in the labor movement and workforce whose work benefits our economy and country every day.

About the Trabajadoras Campaign

Latina workers face many challenges and are disproportionately vulnerable to violations of wage and hour laws and safety regulations. LCLAA launched its Trabajadoras campaign in 2012 to meet the unique needs of Latina workers. First, LCLAA published a substantive report on the issues that Latina workers face and it subsequently launched an advocacy strategy to elevate their needs and priorities.

Since that time it has become abundantly clear that while Latinas comprise a growing percentage of the workforce, they are also susceptible to serious and wide-spread violations of their rights; from earning just 54 cents to the dollar as compared to their white male counterparts— less than any other woman worker— to experiencing rampant sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace.

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fact 1While the unemployment rate for Latinas more than doubled between 2007 and 2010, many Latina workers are the breadwinners for their families. Despite how essential the income of Latina workers is, they are underpaid and overrepresented in the lowest paying job sectors. It is estimated that Latina workers stand to lose $1 million or more over a 40-year period in the labor force due to the wage gap.

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lclaa trabajadoras fact 3Sadly, the violations against Latinas are not isolated to one industry, income bracket or sector. Many Latina workers, despite industry or profession, are subject to many of the same reprehensible and unlawful conditions.

To improve their working conditions, Latinas have been organizing in their workplaces and communities. They have become members and leaders in unions, worker centers and union-affiliated groups. Union membership has a dramatic impact on improving the lives of Latina workers. Trabajadoras, or Latina workers, who are represented by unions make $242 more per week and are more likely to have access to healthcare when compared to nonunionized trabajadoras. By 2022, Hispanic women are projected to account for 17.3% of the female labor force and 8.1% of the total labor force.

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fact 6Our Strategy

In order to achieve its goals, LCLAA utilizes a three-pronged strategy to meet the unique needs of Latina workers.

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Most importantly, Latina workers will advise our strategy to ensure that the Trabajadoras’ campaign priorities, tools and resources truly address the concerns of Latina workers in a manner that is accessible and appropriate.

Act Now!

Abusive and unscrupulous employers often try to make Latina workers feel defenseless against any wrongdoing. We know that this is not true. Latina workers are powerful. Trabajadoras make meaningful contributions to the US workforce for the benefit of our entire nation.

Trabajadoras deserve the same benefits, treatment and opportunities as all other workers. Trabajadoras want equality, respect and justice.

Trabajadoras are organizing to ensure that they know their rights and how to assert them. They are working together to build power, to hold abusive employers and bosses accountable and to be in control of their own futures.




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