Tag: Wage-gap

CEO salary

CEOs of S&P 500 Companies Make Approximately 299 Times More Than Their Average Worker

Even with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) reveals that CEO salaries continue to soar while compensation for the people working for these individuals remains stagnant.  Moira Ritter of CNN Business has reported that “the average S&P…

Black female college graduates

New Study Reveals Black Female College Graduates Owe 20% More in Student Debt on Average Than White Female Graduates

College graduates in America, on the whole, owe more than $1.7 trillion in student debt, but women owe the larger percentage of that overall debt — an astounding $929 billion as of 2020. If those numbers weren’t disturbing enough, a new study from The American Association of University Women (AAUW)…

Advocates Host Conference on Disability Employment

It is well known in the disability community that it is just harder for us to find jobs. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities in 2018 was 8%, more than double the rate of people without disabilities (3.7%). To ring in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Independence Center…

Wage Gap Embedded Young

It is well known that women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man does. What plays a big factor is a phenomenon called occupational segregation. It is the belief that there are gender normal tasks assigned to men and women. For example, mowing the lawn is viewed as “men’s…

Gender Wage Gap May Be 'Genetic,' Says Higher Ed Official

A Florida higher education official came under fire this week when he suggested that the gender pay gap and women lacking the skills to negotiate could be genetic. Ed Morton, a member of the State University System of Florida’s Board of Directors, made the comments on Tuesday during a board…

Google Says Calculating Gender Pay Data Would Be Too Expensive

Calculating data to determine if a gender pay gap exists is too expensive of a project for Google, lawyers for the company said in court on Friday. The cost About 500 hours of work and $100,000. “This is obviously a very time-consuming and burdensome project,” said Lisa Barnett Sween, an…

Race, Gender Pay Gaps Significant for Millennials

A study released this month by Wells Fargo (No. 12 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) found a gender wage gap, “unmanageable” student loan debt and racial disparities when it comes to wealth and salaries for millennials. The report, “Majority of Millennials Say They Won’t Ever…