Wolf Administration working to close the gender pay gap
HARRISBURG, Pa (WENY) – Governor Tom Wolf and his administration are looking to make the gender pay gap a priority. On Wednesday, the Wolf administration announced it will host a series of salary negotiation workshops for women across the commonwealth.
According to Wolf's Administration, in Pennsylvania, women working full-time are paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to a male, and the gap is even wider for women of color.
Since 2018, the commission for women has been working to advocate for policy changes to equal pay laws and business practices on a statewide level.
“There are far too many employers who refuse to acknowledge the pay gap, much less eliminate it,” said Governor Wolf. "Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and I commend the Commission for Women for providing this tangible service to professional women throughout the commonwealth as we work in Harrisburg to find sustainable solutions."
The workshops will first be available in the following locations:
Tuesday, September 24 — Widener Law Commonwealth (Harrisburg)
Thursday, October 3 — York College (York)
Wednesday, October 16 — King's College (Wilkes Barre)
Monday, October 28 — Harrisburg University (Harrisburg)
Wednesday, November 6 – YWCA York (York)
Tuesday, November 19 — University of Scranton (Scranton)
Monday, December 2 – Brunner (Pittsburgh)
Monday, January 13 — PECO (Philadelphia)
Though the workshops are free to the public, space is limited and pre-registration is required.