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  • The New York City Council Demands Pay Equity for City Government Employees

    City Council Members Louis, left, & De La Rosa, center - the authors (photo: Emil Cohen/NYC Council)

    Our first women-majority New York City Council continues to make strides towards addressing critical inequities and disparities in the largest municipal workforce in the United States. The Council took an important step in addressing pay inequities in the municipal workforce withthe recent passage of three bills...

  • Pay Equity Begins with Paying Black Girls


    (photo: @GGENYC)

    Today, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, we recognize the fact that black women would have to work up to today - August 7 - to earn what the average white man earned in 2017.

    The reality is that the wage gap that black women in New York City experience is even more stark - a report released this week by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer noted that black women’s earnings are so low compared to