Topic of the Week
Pay or Compensation Discrimination
Blog of the Week
Black workers are hurt most as Congress doesn't extend unemployment
One mostly unintended aspect of the $600 in added unemployment benefits is that it reduced racial disparities. But that means that one aspect of the $600 expiring is that those same racial disparities have come roaring back.
Thought for the Week
"Black women are a large percentage of COVID-19 front-line workers, but they
are being paid less than their white male peers, and are experiencing high
–National Women's Law Center
List of the Week
from Center For American Progress
The Disproportionate Economic Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women of Color
- An estimated 60.3 percent of maids and housekeepers, 50.3 percent of nursing assistants, and 45.7 percent of personal care aides are women of color.
- Although many women of color work in essential jobs, they also disproportionately work in several of the industries hit hardest by job losses.
- Women of color account for 53.8 percent of workers in the accommodations and food services industry and 80 percent of workers in the health and social assistance industry.
- Hispanic families and Black families engaged in family caregiving are estimated to spend 44 percent and 34 percent, respectively, of their annual income on caregiving expenses, compared with 14 percent for white families and 9 percent for Asian families.
Top Five News Headlines
- How the pandemic will affect Black Women's Equal Pay Day for years to come
- Biden’s Disability Plan Could Close the Equal-Pay Loophole
- New Georgia Legislation Requires Employers to Provide Paid Lactation Breaks
- Low Wages and Abuse From Customers Have Grocery Workers Experiencing a New Low
- Black women with natural hairstyles are less likely to get job interviews