Today is Equal Pay Day, but unfortunately, many of us don’t have much to celebrate. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Spring 2017 report The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, women still make only 80% of what men are paid for equivalent positions in the US. For women of color, the wage gap is even worse.
Embarrassingly, the pace at which the wage gap is closing has actually slowed. At the rate our country is currently progressing, women won’t have pay equity with men until 2152.
What We’re Doing
Griffin Pest believes that is unacceptable. In honor of Equal Pay Day and the professional women we’re proud to call employees, Griffin has decided to participate in Glassdoor’s Equal Pay Pledge. By taking the pledge and writing this blog, Griffin formally commits to doing everything we can to create fair and equitable pay practices for the women in our employ.
By doing our part to end the gender wage gap, Griffin believes we are creating a more united, better workforce. Our commitment to treating all of our employees with respect and fairness reflects our commitment to treating you with the same respect and fairness. By joining the many other companies taking the Equal Pay Pledge, Griffin wants to demonstrate our commitment to equality and excellence in all aspects of our profession.
What You Can Do
If you’d like to do your part for equal pay for men and women, you can learn more about the wage gap from sources like the AAUW and the National Partnership for Women & Families and take the Equal Pay Pledge yourself. Then, encourage your workplace, friends, and family to do the same!
Once you’ve joined us, tweet with us using the #StandforEqualPay hashtag to voice your support. Together, we can make pay equality a reality.