Today, May 16, is Mom’s Equal Pay Day, the day in 2016 when mothers catch up to what fathers earned in 2015. During the month of May we celebrate mothers across the country, and we must also use this opportunity to reflect upon the ongoing struggle for fairness, dignity, and respect in the workplace. The AFL-CIO honors the hard work and commitment of working women who are fighting against gender discrimination, organizing for equal pay for equal work, and demanding that their voices be heard!
To mark the occasion, join the AFL-CIO for a Twitter storm from 2-3pm, using the hashtag #MomsEqualPay. Help raise awareness about the wage gap faced by working moms and about what we can do to close it.
Sample tweets for during the Twitter storm:
- Families benefit the most when all parents can succeed in the workplace. RT if you agree it’s time for #MomsEqualPay!
- Equal pay for working moms is important to families’ success and to our economy as a whole. Let’s make it a reality! #MomsEqualPay
- Moms work hard, and deserve to be recognized for all they do. One big thing they need: #MomsEqualPay
- Stereotypes about mothers and fathers → big pay differences at work: http://bit.ly/1rbPAPZ Let’s ditch the myths in favor of #MomsEqualPay
Co-sponsoring Organizations: National Women’s Law Center, National Council of Jewish Women, Women’s Law Project, 9to5, National Association of Working Women, Women of Reform Judaism, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Catalyst, Equal Pay Today!, American Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, MomsRising, AFSCME, Coalition of Labor Union Women, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc., AAUW, Equal Rights Advocates, AFL-CIO
from the AFL-CIO