According to organizers of the strike, women make 21% less than men on average. Immigrant women and women who work in sanitation and with children have some of the lowest wages in the country.
Study after study shows women seen as overweight or obese often earn less at the workplace, an unfair bias that's been hard to reverse. However, men don't seem to face that penalty.
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with director Andrea Nix Fine and USWNT player Jessica McDonald about their new documentary LFG, which follows the U.S. Women's Soccer Team struggle for equal pay rights.
Friday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus pandemic has put into sharp focus the painful inequities in our society, and studies show the economic and professional progress women have made is in peril. The pay gap between men and women has widened, and working mothers struggle more than ever to balance family and home responsibilities with their jobs.
In-person service jobs, which have been hit hard by the pandemic, are disproportionately done by women. Yet the unemployment rate is only part of the story.