Equal Pay Day Live Tweetchat
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.