Women still make only 77 cents for every dollar that men earn.
- In 2012, Pennsylvania women made 77 cents for every dollar men earned, for a pay gap of 23%.
- Women are offered fewer job opportunities, fewer promotions and lower pay than men, even when they have identical resumes.
- Women compose nearly 2/3 of the adult minimum wage workforce, and the minimum wage is too low.
- By prohibiting employees from discussing their pay, employers keep women in the dark about pay differences, limiting their ability to negotiate for higher pay and to enforce their rights under the equal pay laws.
- Employers pay women less from the moment of hire and deny them promotions because they automatically presume women will have children and then will commit less time and dedication to their jobs.
- Women are significantly more likely than men to experience minimum wage violations.