It is no secret that there is a steep pay gap between women and men. Everyday, women earn less than men for similar work.
New work from the Economic Policy Institute shows that on average, women earn $.82 for each dollar that men make. This disparity varies based on different ethnic groups, with African-American and Hispanic women earn $.65 and $.58 for every dollar white men make.
To counter this, EPI has proposed an agenda that would help to eliminate the wage gap, which includes a higher minimum wage, an elimination of the tipped minimum wage and more. The agenda can be found here.