Black Women’s Equal Pay Day


Black Women’s Equal Pay Day marks the length of time into 2015 that African-American women would need to work to catch-up to the pay earned by white men in 2014. While the wage gap affects women of all races and backgrounds, it is especially pronounced for women of color, with the average African-American woman earning just 64 cents to every dollar earned by their white male peers.

Click here to learn more about this troubling pay gap, and Join us today from 2:00-3:00pm as we participate in a Coalition of Labor Union Women​ twitter storm in support of #BlackWomenEqualPay.

Use one of the sample tweets below, or craft your own using the hashtag #BlackWomenEqualPay to join the conversation!

  •  Unions close the pay gap: Black women union members make 13.1% more than non-members. #BlackWomenEqualPay #RaisingWages
  • Black women close the wage gap when they organize. Lola Smallwood Cuevas: #BlackWomenEqualPay #AndStillIRise
  • Black women make 64 cents for every dollar made by a white man. What would you do with a 56% raise? #BlackWomenEqualPay #RaisingWages
  •  What would you do with a 56% raise? #BlackWomenEqualPay #RaisingWages
  • Education is not enough: black women with BAs on average earn $10,000 less than white men with Associate’s degrees. #BlackWomenEqualPay
  • The poverty rate for black lesbian couples is 21%, more than five times the rate for white heterosexual couples. #BlackWomenEqualPay
  • The #wagegap between black women & white men union workers is 25% smaller than among non-union workers. #BlackWomenEqualPay #RaisingWages