NEPA lawmaker to introduce equal pay legislation

BY: - November 14, 2022

The legislation sponsored by state Rep. Karen Boback, R-Luzerne, is similar to a bill introduced during the 2019-2020 legislative session by former state Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Philadelphia, which never made it out of the House Labor & Industry Committee. 

Here’s the gender pay gap by state. Where did Pa. fall? | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 28, 2022

The last edition of The Numbers Racket for the month of March delves into the gender pay gap, or the measure of what women are paid relative to their male counterparts in the United States. 

‘Something needs to change’: Wolf admin, Casey, state lawmakers call for action on wage gap

BY: - March 15, 2022

Calling unequal pay practices “antiquated” and “absurd,” Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf  didn’t mince words about the importance of pay equity in the commonwealth. 

There’s work to be done on gender equality, study finds | The Numbers Racket

BY: - July 20, 2020

Conducted by Pew Research, the study surveyed 3,143 Americans between March and April. The data acquired was then weighted to match the U.S. adult population by gender, age, education, race and ethnicity and other categories. 

Appeals court upholds Philly’s ban on salary history questions

BY: - February 6, 2020

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled that the city could reinstate its ban on employers asking job applicants about their salary history. 

Advocates want Pa. to update its Equal Pay Act by 2020. It will take more to close the gender wage gap

BY: - April 19, 2019

While the wage gap has narrowed in the U.S. over the past few decades as women have obtained education levels equal to men, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly why it remains.


Equal Pay Day: Here’s how Pa.’s gender pay gap stacks up to the rest of the country | The Numbers Racket

BY: - April 2, 2019

According to Census data, the median income for a woman working full-time is 80 percent of that earned by a man.

It’s Equal Pay Day. Here’s how Pa. lawmakers want to close the gender wage gap

BY: - April 2, 2019

April 2 marks Equal Pay Day in the United States, an occasion that calls attention to the fact that women in America earn less on average than men. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, the symbolic holiday indicates how long a woman has to work into 2019 to earn what an average man […]