To address and end the gender wage gap through coordinated efforts of education, outreach and building strategic partnerships
Charged by the White House’s National Equal Pay Task Force to conduct a public education campaign to educate employers on their obligations and employees on their rights, EEOC reached out to Bay Area organizations, including federal and local government agencies and community advocates to hold an Equal Pay event. The strong partnerships formed by holding events in 2011 and 2012 led to the inception of BA=$C in July 2012. The group, which spans the Bay Area from Santa Clara County to San Francisco and the East Bay, proposed a year-round calendar of joint outreach addressing Equal Pay AND reentry issues, vulnerable / immigrant workers (including Human Trafficking), veterans, small business and other employers, and high school and college students, based on our overlapping outreach priorities.
BA=$C publicly launched at the August 24, 2012 Women’s Equality Day Luncheon sponsored by the Office of Women’s Policy. Recently, the Equal Rights Advocates honored the Bay Area Equal Pay Collaborative with the Gender Justice Award for their efforts to end the gender wage gap.