A shocking new study has revealed that Hispanic women in NYC earn 54% less than white, male New Yorkers.
Yep, in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, salaries for female minorities are coming up far, far short of national standards in terms of pay equality (which are still pretty poor).
According to the Advancing Pay Equity in New York City report released by NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, the median salary for Hispanic women stands at $40,439 less than that of white men. Salaries of black women living in New York City also pale in comparison to that of Caucasian males at just 55 cents to the dollar. Asian women earn just 63 cents to the dollar.
The report also shows that city government jobs pose one of the largest wage gaps at 18%.
James said: “There is simply no excuse for women to be paid less than men. Whether you work in the public sector or the private sector, equal work must mean equal pay.”
James is proposing a ban on companies being able to ask about previous salaries, which she believes is keeping women’s salaries down.
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