Equal Pay for the Women of New Mexico. How do we get there?

Felicia MontoyaBlog

New Mexico has been trying to solve the problem of women receiving lower wages than men for a long time, and has made some progress, but there’s still a big gap between wages for men and women. The problem of women getting paid less than men affect women from different racial and ethnic groups in different ways. While white women generally earn less than men, Latina, African American, and Native American women usually face an even bigger pay gap compared to men. For example, Hispanic women only make 52 cents and Native American women only make 51 cents for every … Read More

New Mexico Businesses Address the Gender Pay Gap

Giovanna RossiBlog

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Pay equity is being addressed more now than ever and the gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980. Yet in 2018, women still only earned 85% of what men earned, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers in the United States. Based on this estimate, it would take an extra 39 days of work for women to earn what men did in 2018. And the earnings are even less for Native American, African American and Hispanic/Latina women. More than fifty years after the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and … Read More