Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Statement of Chair Nancy Worley on Equal Pay Day:
"Today, people across Alabama and our nation observe Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This means women on average have to work until April 4th just to take home what a man did in 2016.
Women in Alabama only make 76 percent of what white, non-Hispanic men make. That puts us at 39th in state equal pay rankings, and the gap is even wider for minority women. African-American women make just 57 cents for every dollar a man makes, and Hispanic women only make 47 cents.
Alabama Democrats believe that women’s economic prosperity is critical to our nation's economic strength, and that it is way past time to close the gender pay gap. I promise that Alabama Democrats will continue to fight to make equal pay a reality."