Raise wages for women of color workers at UCSB

Raise wages for women of color workers at UCSB

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Tatiana Karme started this petition to UC Regents and

Women of color workers are greatly under-paid on UC Santa Barbara’s campus. According to a report created by the AFSCME Local 3299 union, detailing the issue amongst the entirety of the University of California, women of color (particularly black women) are the most under-paid of any employee. The average wage for women of color reaches anywhere between 10-23% lower than that of their white male counterparts. Working the same hours, women employed under the UC system will receive as much as $2 per hour less, and are consistently placed in lower-paying titles. Shown in detail on the report, there is a stark contrast between the average starting wage for a black female employee versus that of a white male employee. Unfortunately, this issue has been a continuing downwards trend, as with each year this pay gap is growing larger and less women of color are being employed on UCSB’s campus. These same issues apply to Lantix workers whose average salary is as low as $12,152 less earned annually than white male employees. As students and faculty of UCSB, or general members of the community, it is crucial to show support for and fight towards equality for all, in all aspects of life. To fight this issue, members of UCSB’s faculty and the governing board of the University of California, the UC Regents, must implement different employment practices to adjust the pay of their workers. Within the UC Regents board there is little public oversight to each member’s 12-year term, which may be contributing to the issue at hand. With the signing of this petition, you call forth the UC Regents to offer higher compensation to their women of color workers. Bring attention to this issue, and to the UC Regents to demand they make a change.

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