The American Association of University Women, AAUW-Los Alamos will hold an Equal Pay Day event at the last indoors Framer’s Market of the season, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, April 10 at Fuller Lodge.
Members will distribute free the 2014 edition of “The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap” with the newest data on the gap between men’s and women’s pay in this country.
Equal Pay day was April 8, and is the symbolic day when women who worked all of 2013 finally catch up with the pay earned by men who worked last year. In other words, on average it takes women about 15 months to earn as much as men do in 12 months. The average pay gap between women’s and men’s earnings working full time remains at 77 percent.
AAUW will have lots of current data available, including the gender pay gap by age distribution, by state, by educational level, by occupation and by minority status.
AAUW also will feature a 2011 AAUW research report that found an average 7 percent pay difference when comparing the pay of young women and men, working full time, one year out of college with the same college major and the same occupation.
“See how data has changed very little in the past decade and be discouraged, then ask what can be done to reach the goal of equal pay for equal work in the U.S,” AAUW spokesperson Nina Thayer said.