equal pay

The Source: The Fight For Equal Pay In Texas

Oct 19, 2016

In 2015, women working full time in the U.S. typically were paid just 80 percent of what men were paid. Among full-time workers in 2015, Hispanic, African American, American Indian, and other native women had lower median annual earnings compared with non-Hispanic white and Asian American women. Differences among older workers are considerably larger than gaps among younger workers.

From Texas Standard:

Perhaps it's not surprising that women and minorities employed by the state of Texas make less money than white men who work similar jobs. But does the fact it's gotten worse over the last decade give you pause?

The criticism Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has lobbed at herself for not pushing for a higher fee to star in the film American Hustle is reverberating in Hollywood and beyond.

Does It Pay To Be A Woman In Texas?

Aug 25, 2015

From Texas Standard:

State officials like to brag about the strong economy here and the thousands of people who move here every month. But some of the major inequities in the Texas economy are consistently underplayed, like the fact that in Texas, women don't make as much money as men who are doing the same job. One report estimates that women are paid just 79 cents for every dollar men make in Texas.

City of San Antonio

The city of San Antonio has now officially been served a lawsuit that claims two women at Animal Care Services were paid significantly less than their male colleagues doing the same jobs.

Their attorney, Lawrence Morales, points to clear evidence that the city violated the Equal Pay Act. He feels confident about data he said shows his clients were compensated less than the male managers at the city's Animal Care Services department.