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Action on Gender Pay Disparity #EqualPaySEA


Gender Pay Equality


The Council is leading the way toward wage parity at the City and hopefully beyond. Last year the City assembled a task force to take an in-depth look at solving the gender pay gap after it was found women make 90 cents for every dollar earned by a male employee at the City. A task force went to work developing a Gender Justice Initiative which was recently presented to the Mayor and Council Member Jean Godden.

The task force created a list of solutions to begin work on this problem, and with the Mayor's support the Council can move ahead in implementing some of these initiatives. The Mayor and Councilmember Godden will also introduce a joint resolution to address gender inequities which instructs City Departments to take immediate action. The Gender Pay Equity Committee will spend the rest of the year discussing and taking action on the gender wage gap at the City. For a meeting schedule please visit Councilmember Jean Godden's committee page.

Check back here to keep up to date with the Council's latest efforts in addressing the wage gap and to learn more about how women have the best chance at success in Seattle.Please contact Councilmember Jean Godden directly if you have a story of gender pay inequity to share.


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