From our friends at the Women's Bureau, US Department of Labor
Today is National Equal Pay Day and the EEOC seeks to heighten awareness of gender-based wage discrimination. Equal Pay Day is held annually in April to signify the point in the year that a woman must work to earn what a man made the previous year. According to the most recent data, women earn only 77 percent of what men earn in a full-time annual salary.
Today, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm, the EEOC will participate in a live twitter chat to discuss the pay gap between women and men. The Equal Pay Tweetchat, using the hashtag #talkpay, is sponsored by the National Women's Law Center, with these distinguished guests:
During the chat, EEOC, along with other organizations, will answer questions on the issue of pay discrimination using its Twitter handle @EEOCNews.
- U.S. EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien
- Jocelyn Samuels, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD)
- Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (CT-3)
The EEOC is the federal government agency responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace. Further information about the EEOC is available at www.eeoc.gov.