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Education support specialists keep schools running, but their pay doesn't reflect that

May 27, 2022
ESPs, or classified employees, are a chronically underpaid part of the education system. Low wages are driving them out of the profession.
Education support specialists on average make $35,000 a year, but they often go the extra mile to help students succeed.
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Revisiting location-based pay in this era of remote work

Companies are choosing to reduce the pay of remote workers who head to areas with a lower cost of living.
More companies are cutting down the pay of remote workers who choose to live in areas with a lower cost of living.
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Disney faces pay-secrecy complaint in lawsuit

Mar 19, 2021
It's illegal under labor laws to prohibit employees from discussing salaries, though informal taboos are common.
Pay secrecy policies keep  women and people of color from finding out just how much less money they may make compared to their white, male colleagues.
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Video game workers speak out about treatment amid industry's record sales

Aug 4, 2020
There have been charges of pay disparities, discrimination and harassment.
Gamers at the BlizzCon 2017 gathering in Anaheim, California. Some workers in the industry have complained about the conditions they face.
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How salary history bans can raise wages for female and Black workers

Jul 8, 2020
New research shows evidence that pay gaps are related to salary negotiations.
Salary history bans make it illegal for an employer to ask a prospective employee about their past compensation.
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If a company is serious about racial pay equity, what should it do?

Jun 9, 2020
There are concrete steps companies can take. To start, collect the data.
Companies can take steps to close the racial pay gap, starting with collecting the data.
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"Pirate articles," or contracts that stipulated compensation, were sort of like worker cooperatives of their time.
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Employers must submit pay data to feds ... for now

Sep 30, 2019
It's part of a push to close the pay gap for women and minorities.
A protester at the "A Day Without A Woman" demonstration on March 8, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
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Why TV networks are embracing diversity and inclusion

Sep 23, 2019
Without diverse primetime shows like CBS' "Bob Hearts Abishola," TV networks are leaving money on the table.
Billy Gardell and Folake Olowofoyeku of "Bob Hearts Abishola."
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Younger workers more likely to talk pay with colleagues

Jul 4, 2019
Greater transparency around salaries could help close racial and gender pay gaps but can be tricky to navigate.
A group of business people having a meeting in an office
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