Not One More Day: Equal Pay for Equal Work!

Women deserve equality! Please Attend the Board Meeting to Show Your Support for This Important Law.

On November 25, 2014, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Supervisor David Campos’ Equal Pay Ordinance. Last year, the City and County of San Francisco spent $5.2 billion on contracts. The Campos Equal Pay Ordinance would require many City Contractors to submit an annual report on compensation to employees with data on the race and sex of employees to the City’s Human Rights Commission. If the Commission finds evidence of wage discrimination, it can commence an investigation that could lead to loss of the contract if the business is in violation of Equal Pay laws.

Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 over 50 years ago, which requires that men and women in the same work place be given equal pay for equal work, the “gender gap” in pay persists.  Census data from 2011 showed that the average woman still earns 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The pay gap is even greater for African-American and Latina women, with African-American women earning 64 cents and Latina women earning 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man. The City & County of San Francisco can help remedy this longstanding injustice by using the power of the municipal purse to ensure that contractors pay men and women equally for equal work.

Support Equal Pay for Equal Work!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
San Francisco City Hall – Board Chambers – Room 250
Meet at 1:45 p.m. outside the Board Chamber

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