Last week the Retail Action Project and the City University of New York released preliminary data from an upcoming report showing that women retail workers in NYC make significantly less than men (the mean wage for women is $9 and $10.50 for men) Check out the coverage in Crain’s, Huffington Post, Jezebel and Colorlines.
The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, recently endorsed by the NY Times, would help more women earn a livingwage by guaranteeing that the jobs subsidized with our tax dollars pay a wage of $10 an hour plus benefits of $11.50 without.
Help the Living Wage NYC Campaign close the gender gap in the retail industry by passing the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act.”
Retail is an industry dominated by women, yet these poorly paid jobs are exploiting women. Not only that, men are more likely than women to receive raises and promotions as well as health benefits and paid time off. Women are bearing the brunt of the growth but not seeing any of the rewards.
Please help the Living Wage NYC Campaign make a change for the hard working women of New York City by call your Council Member and ask them to support the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act” now!
Please visit: http://www.livingwagenyc.org