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Women Retail Workers Deserve Equal Pay for Equal work!
Retailers are paying female employees significantly less than male employees, according to new data released by the City University of New York and the Retail Action Project. Because retail is a growing industry that predominantly employs women, hundreds of thousands of women workers will be working long hours this holiday shopping season for less pay.
When hundreds of stock, sales, cashier, and workers at national retail companies in New York City were recently surveyed about their wages and other benefits, it was discovered the median wage gap between women and men was the difference between $9.00/hr and $10.50/hr. For low-wage hourly workers, that difference of 14% adds up fast. Further, women were found to be less likely than male co-workers to be promoted, or to have health benefits. This has huge implications for women's health, as uninsured and underinsured women are less likely to receive routine care that can be lifesaving. Furthermore, taxpayers are subsidizing retail giants whose low-wage employees qualify for public benefits.
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Retail Action Project 140 West 31st Street 2nd floor
New York, NY, 10001 646-490-5925 phone 646-490-5930 fax
We are starting a campaign to put pressure on many retail trades associations to address gender inequalities. Please take a moment to sign this petition and forward it on to your friends, peers and families.