First Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania

first_imgFirst Lady Frances Wolf Hosts Roundtable on Equal Pay, Encourages Continued Action to End Gender Pay Gap in Pennsylvania Economy,  Equality,  First Lady Frances Wolf,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – First Lady Frances Wolf and members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today joined business leaders, lawmakers and advocates for a roundtable discussion at the Governor’s Residence focused on Governor Wolf’s executive action to address the gender pay gap in state government and the need to enact similar policies to protect all women in Pennsylvania from gender-based pay discrimination.“When women are paid just 79 cents on the dollar of what men are paid, we have a real problem. And the problem is even worse for women of color with African American women making just 63 cents on the dollar of what men are paid,” the First Lady Wolf said. “We have taken steps to eliminate the gender pay gap for Pennsylvania state employees, but we need to do more. Working together, I know that we can make equal pay for equal work a reality for all Pennsylvanians.”On June 6th, Governor Wolf signed Executive Order: 2018-18-03 – Equal Pay for Employees of the Commonwealth, which directs state agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction to:No longer ask job applicants their salary history during the hiring processBase salaries on job responsibilities, position pay range, and the applicant’s job knowledge and skillsClearly explain the pay range on job postingThe Executive Order, which applies to management-level positions, takes effect 90 days from the day it was signed.“The gender pay gap is wrong. It is wrong for women, it is wrong for families and it is wrong for Pennsylvania,” said Randi Teplitz, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. “The Commission for Women was proud to stand with Governor Wolf when he signed his executive order banning this practice in state government, but now we must come together to ensure that no woman in Pennsylvania is paid less simply because of her gender.”The First Lady was also joined by advocates who have been strong voices to end the pay gap in the state capitol and throughout Pennsylvania, including the American Association of University Women.“Pay equity is not just a matter of fairness but the key to families making ends meet,” said AAUW-PA Public Policy Co-Chair Barbara Price. “Wage discrimination limits women’s choices and has real consequences. It impairs their ability to buy homes and pay for a college education and limits their total lifetime earnings, thereby reducing their retirement savings and benefits.”Women working full time, year-round in Pennsylvania are paid just 79 cents on the dollar of what men are paid. That gap widens among women minorities, with black women making 63 cents on the dollar, Native American women making 57 cents on the dollar, and Latina women making 54 cents on the dollar. Pennsylvania ranks 29th out of the 50 states for pay disparity, and fifth among its seven surrounding states.Tomorrow, August 7, 2018, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, which signifies how long into the year it takes an African American woman to make the same amount of money a man makes for the year prior. This means that a black woman would have to work more than 200 additional days to make the same amount of money a white man makes in a year. August 06, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Boys lacrosse Bees drop state semifinal to Fairport in OT

first_imgGoing in, the Bees were quite aware of Fairport’s defensive prowess, having allowed just one goal in its previous six quarters on the way to sectional and regional titles, quite a contrast to B’ville netting 30 goals in its last two post-season games.The pace, from the outset, was to the Red Raiders’ liking, with most of the first quarter quiet except for an exchange of goals in the middle – Austin Bolton converting for B’ville, Klay Stuver answering for Fairport less than a minute later.Mike Tangredi’s goal with 8.5 seconds left in the period had the Bees in front 2-1, but it didn’t carry over into the second quarter, where Stuver scored twice more and Gavin Ingalls converted, too. Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys lacrosse Less than 20 seconds separated the Baldwinsville boys lacrosse team from making just its second appearance in the state Class A championship game, and it all was falling into place.Trailing by two late in Wednesday’s state Class A semifinal against Fairport (Section V) at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, the Bees had roared back and taken the lead, and a defense that had shut out the Red Raiders for the entire fourth just needed one more stop.Instead of joy, though, B’ville found despair when Fairport tied it, and then prevailed 8-7 in overtime on Colin Peers’ goal 47 seconds into the extra period.center_img Only Braden McCard found the net in that period, and B’ville trailed, 4-3, at halftime, though Trangredi returned to score 2:38 into the third quarter for the game’s third tie.That was the Bees’ last goal for more than 15 minutes. But while Stuver added two more goals and Fairport led 6-4 deep into the fourth quarter, it could not put the game away.Just in time, B’ville’s explosive attack arrived in a two-minute stretch that nearly produced a victory.McCard’s second goal with 6:18 left made it 6-5. Spencer Wirtheim, contained all day long, converted from the point with 5:01 to play and, a minute later, Tangredi found space and fired home the go-ahead goal.With possession of the ball and under two minutes left, B’ville turned it over, giving Fairport another chance. And with 17 seconds left, Kole Herren put a shot past Dan Stehle, and it headed for overtime.The all-important OT faceoff went to the Red Raiders, who quickly called timeout. As things set up, the Bees’ defense concentrated on Stuver, but Peers, on the right side, took a pass from Colin Ingalls and, from a tough angle, shot high and beat Stehle.By that thin margin, the Bees were denied joining its 1992 predecessors as a state finalist, instead watching Fairport move on to face Massapequa in Saturday’s title game on that same St. John Fisher turf.B’ville finished at 16-4, and will see a strong and accomplished senior class depart that includes Wirtheim, Bolton, Tangredi, Stehle, Caleb Voorhees, Adam Davis and Noah Ravas. McCard, Braden Lynch, Brendan Wilcox and Quinn Peters return in 2020.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more