We won’t rest until equality is truly for all.
Each newspaper, political party, labor union, and business owner has different views on what fighting for fair wages means. For many, the fight for fair wages means raising the minimum wage. The Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice is one of the most high-profile examples of this tactic. Others disagree with Cuomo’s approach, with many conservatives calling for communities to take care of their poor, and with some individuals calling for concrete changes on the federal level–such as raising the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). Each method has its pros and cons, and each proponent raises their voice louder and louder.
The fact that there are so many people out there fighting for fair wages is wonderful. However, the injustice of unfair wages or low wages is disconcerting. Why is there still such entrenched inequality? More importantly, are you being negatively impacted by that inequality or those that take advantage of the lack of low wage regulations?
How To Know If I Should Be Fighting For Fair Wages
- Talk to a recruiter
Even if you’re not thinking of leaving your current situation, Forbes suggests that you sit down with a recruiter and ask them about current job openings, the qualifications necessary to fill those job openings, and the kind of compensation those workers are getting. It may be necessary to speak to multiple agencies to get a global picture of the job market in your field.
- Talk to other workers
You probably know at least a few people that work in unions. Unions have access to projected salaries in many different fields; a tool that could be very useful for you in identifying your worth, even if you’re not part of one.
- Use online resources
Job boards and online salary calculators can also help you determine if you’re being underpaid.
- Are you a woman?
To this day, women are paid on average 70 cents for each dollar a man makes in an equivalent position. That may not be your case, but it’s definitely worth looking into. If you discover you are being underpaid, know that you’re not alone in this fight.
TMH Law is here to help you in the fight for fair wages. We bring decades of experience and dedication to court when we pursue justice for you and your coworkers. Contact us today, and start on your journey to equal pay.
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