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

Being the best is never easy – Bolt

first_imgWORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt has reiterated the fact that hard work has been the most crucial ingredient in his complete domination of the sport of track and field, even as he prepares to hang up his spikes in a few months’ time.The Jamaican’s dominance of the sprint events over the last few years has almost been unparalleled. The sprinter has not only managed eight Olympic and 11 World Championship gold medals, but also lost only a handful of races in nearly 10 years since his first major gold medal in Beijing.At times the sprinter has made defeating his numerous rivals look easy, but he has always been just as quick to insist it’s never the case.“People always say I made it look easy, but it’s not easy,” Bolt told CNN in a recent interview.“It looks easy because I put in so much work so when I get on the stage I execute very well. I tell people all the time that if I’m in good shape, then no one is going to beat me.”Bolt is eager to take a break from that work and has vowed to call time on his career following this summer’s World Championships in London. (Sportsmax)last_img read more

PSG Move: Neymar Storms Out of Barca Training

first_imgSuggestions that he might have weighty matters on his mind increased when Chinese travel agent Ctrip posted on its official Weibo account that it has had to cancel an event with Neymar because he is “busy with transfer business”.Ctrip said the event was scheduled for Shanghai next Monday and that anyone who had bought tickets would be refunded.PSG have reportedly held discussions with Barcelona about a transfer for the 25 year-old that would smash the world record £89 million Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba last year.Neymar’s buy-out clause was set at over €200 million but that does not appear to have deterred PSG, who are backed by Qatari finance and lost their French league title to AS Monaco last season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazilian striker, Neymar stormed out of a Barcelona training session on Thursday as speculation mounted about a world-record move to Paris St Germain.A personal appearance in China next week was cancelled because he was said to be “busy with transfer business”.Pictures of Barca training in Miami for Saturday’s game against arch-rivals Real Madrid in the International Champions Trophy showed Neymar having to be kept apart from teammate Nelson Semedo before removing his bib and stomping away from the session.last_img read more

FC Basel announce new esports player signings

first_imgYou can watch the stream of FC Basel 1893 Esports’ announcement here but note it actually starts at 9m35 and it’s in German. Esports Insider says: Since FC Basel already had a FIFA player on their books, many (us included) would have hoped that the club had decided to enter new players in a different title and scene. Alas, it wasn’t to be but we can continue to hope that if these two perform well, then the club’s decision makers will explore esports in more depth. FC Basel 1893 Esports have announced two new players have joined its line up. These are both FIFA esports pros which brings the club’s total to three.Florian ‘CodyDerFinisher’ Müller and Tim ‘The StrxngeR’ Katnawatos are the two latest additions, and they join Luca ‘LUBO’ Boller at the Swiss side. Müller has been signed with Germany based STARK Esports agency since May 2017 and the agency revealed that they turned down offers from other clubs in order for the 18 year old to join Basel. Müller has some pedigree in the game already; he won the FIFA Interactive World Cup Regional Finals and he’s qualified for the FIWC in the Xbox division.Katnawatos too is an FIWC 2017 finalist.Last week, prominent industry figure Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner threw out a query to Twitter asking for help in formulating a list of all the current sports clubs involved. The finalised list came to just over 150 clubs, but there is that the true figure is higher due to Chaloner’s understandable decision to only include those he was able to track down a confirmational public source.last_img read more