Workers in New York City just won a massive victory! The City Council approved a bill which requires employers to include salary ranges in job postings and descriptions.
Sign now to tell the Department of Labor – follow in NYC's footsteps! Make including salary ranges in job postings a federal standard!
Applying for jobs is time consuming, and often, not easy. Before workers spend their valuable time and energy crafting an application, writing a cover letter, and compiling necessary documents, they deserve to know what the job will pay. The good news, however, is that NYC is not alone in this change. Other cities, and even entire states -- such as Colorado and California – have enacted salary transparency legislation.
Crucially, experts suggest that salary transparency is one potential way to close persistent wage gaps in the United States. For groups that are historically underpaid and discriminated against in the workforce, salary ranges posted up front can guarantee people of color are entitled to equal pay as their white counterparts. Similarly, the policy can help ensure women, trans and non-binary folks are paid what cis men are paid by employers. Stronger measures to close these wage gaps are long overdue.
All workers have a right to know all of the details about the job they're applying for. We need to end discriminatory and anti-worker practices in this country. The Department of Labor must act now to make this a federal standard! Sign now if you agree!