Kansas City, MO Equal Pay Day

From Green Policy
Jump to: navigation, search


Kansas City, MO, US

Loading map...

Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/24/08

Vote: Unanimous

Source File: Click here

Text:

RESOLUTION NO. 080428
Declaring Tuesday, April 22, 2008 as Equal Pay Day throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

WHEREAS, forty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, women and people of color continue to suffer the consequences of unequal pay; and

WHEREAS, according to statistics released in 2007 by the U.S. Census Bureau, year-round, full-time working women in 2006 earned only 77 percent of the earnings of year-round, full-time working men, indicating little change or progress in pay equity; and

WHEREAS, according to an analysis of data in over 300 classifications provided by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics in 2001, women earn less in every occupational classification for which enough data is available; and

WHEREAS, higher education is not free from wage discrimination. According to a U.S. Department of Education analysis, full-time, female faculty members earn nearly nine percent less than their male counterparts; and

WHEREAS, fair pay strengthens the security of families and eases future retirement costs, while enhancing the American economy. Tuesday, April 22, symbolizes the time in the New Year in which the wages paid to American women catch up to the wages paid to men from the previous year;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
That the Mayor and Council hereby declare Tuesday, April 22, 2008 as Equal Pay Day throughout the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Buying Influence, Inc. with the Mayor and Council urging urge the citizens of Kansas City to recognize the full value of women's skills and significant contributions to the labor force, and further encourage businesses to conduct an internal pay evaluation to ensure women are being paid fairly.

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Log in / Create Account
GreenPolicy360
About Our Network
Daily Green Stories
GreenPolicy360 Updates
Navigation
Green Graphics
GreenPolicy Social Media
Going Green
Earthviews
New Visions of Security
Strategic Demands
Countries & Maps
Digital360
GrnPolicy Reviews
Eco-Education
Online Legis Info (U.S.)
Wiki Ballotpedia (U.S.)
Wiki Politics (U.S.)
Wikimedia Platform
Green News/Dailies
Green News Services (En)
Green Zines (En)
Green Lists @Wikipedia
Climate Action Headlines
Climate Litigation Databases
Climate Agreement / INDCs
Climate Misinformation
Wikipedia on Climate
GrnNews Reddit Daily
Fact-Checking News Sites
GreenPolicy360 & Science
Identify Nature's Creatures
Climate Change - NASA
Ecolivia
Tools