Equal pay for equal work is the law, and in Illinois, there are additional laws protecting workers. However, many low-paid women, and particularly Black and Latina/x women, are not given access to that information. Women Employed recently partnered with the Illinois Department of Labor on a project to ensure women in Illinois learn about their equal pay rights. The project was funded by the the USDOL Women’s Bureau’s FARE Grant. In this report, we explain the process of building our campaign, including key takeaways, to provide guidance for employers, employees, and organizations wishing to do their own know-your-rights campaigns.

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

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