Equal Pay For Equal Work
Black women are severely underpaid, earning 61 cents to the dollar of their white male counterparts. It's unacceptable and it has to stop.
In Clark County, Black and Brown women are the predominant heads of households and this pay disparity costs us nearly one million dollars in lost wages over the span of our careers. We have to close the pay gap now and ensure that women are earning equal pay for equal work.
We recognize that a Black woman stands to lose nearly $1 million dollars in her lifetime due to unequal pay. We fight to #DoBetter.
Brooke's Lived Experience
Brooke was early in her career when pay inequity hit her pocket.
“It is one of the most important issues of our time. I managed a team of 60 individuals for a consulting firm. It never crossed my mind that I was being discriminated against. One day, I overheard three men discussing their salaries. One of the men that reported to men was making twice my salary. I was shocked and instantly got a pit in my stomach.”
Brooke shared her story with members of the Nevada State Senate in support of Senate Bill 166 in 2019.
All we do is win, win, win.
In Nevada, we passed legislation that fines companies that are intentionally discriminating in pay and also made filing a complaint safer, easier and more available to all employees. We worked alongside side state Sen. Pat Spearman, to secure this victory for Nevadan families in 2019.
Our Equal Pay Fight
There is always a fight on the horizon when it comes to pay equity. We persist in organizing our community members around pay inequity stories - amplifying them so that we end this reality and bring greater economic justice to women.