News About Pay Equity in Erie County

Modified: April 2, 2019 10:22am

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The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is committed to promoting gender equaility for women's pay.

Look for news on our web page and Facebook page in early April about upcoming events for April 2019 Pay Equity Month!

April 2 is All Women’s Equal Pay Day*

In 1996, the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) launched the first “Equal Pay Day,” (originally recognized as “National Pay Inequity Awareness Day” and changed to Equal Pay Day in 1998) to symbolize how far into the new year women had to work to earn as much as men earned in the previous year. Typically held in April, Equal Pay Day continues to be a widely recognized public awareness day to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages, with recent expansions to mark Equal Pay Days based on race and ethnicity.

RACE/ETHNICITY Among full-time workers in 2017, Hispanic or Latina, American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN), black or African American, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (NHPI) women had lower median annual earnings compared with non-Hispanic white and Asian women. But black, Hispanic, AIAN, and NHPI women experienced a smaller gender pay gap compared with men in the same racial/ethnic group than did white and Asian women.

*Equal Pay Days based on race and ethnicity:

March 5 - Asian American women’s Equal Pay Day

April 19 -White women’s Equal Pay Day

August 22 -Black women’s Equal Pay Day

September 23 -Native American women’s Equal Pay Day

November 20- Latinas’ Equal Pay Day


Here is some helpful information about Pay Equity and the Gender Gap locally and nationally

Click the links below to find out more

Gender Pay Gap





Phone: (716) 858-8307
Fax: (716) 858-8311

Commission on the Status of Women
95 Franklin Street, Suite 624
Buffalo, New York 14202