Issue Update

Trump halts efforts by the EEOC to close the racial and gender pay gaps

August 31, 2017


Last Tuesday, in an  act further distancing himself from the very real struggles of every-day hard working Americans, President Trump put an indefinite hold on equal pay data collection.  Specifically, the initiative which President Trump stopped would have updated the form (the “EEO-1”) required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of businesses with more than 100 employees.  The updated information would be used to help businesses and the EEOC identify racial and gender pay gaps.

For more information about what President Trump did, the pay gap problem, and what the NAACP intends to do now, please review the attached Issue Update.