State Of California Signs Equal Pay Pledge

State Of California Signs Equal Pay Pledge

Studies estimate that California women lose $87 billion per year due to the gender wage gap. Today, the State of California took a step to reduce that staggering number by signing the California Equal Pay Pledge, an initiative launched by California’s First Partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, to close the gender pay gap. California Governor Gavin Newsom also announced the creation of a new chief equity officer position to bring an equity perspective to the state’s hiring and to help achieve pay parity among government workers.

Although California has the fourth-smallest pay gap in the country (trailing Vermont, Hawaii and Maryland), there is still work to be done. Women in the state earn only 88 cents for every dollar earned by a man, and Black, Latina and Native American women face a much larger pay gap.

California signs equal pay pledge.

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