“As breadwinners and caregivers, we should not have to ‘catch up’ to what men earned last year— three months into the new year. It devalues the hard work that we do each day to bolster the local economy and strengthen our communities. Women across professions deserve equal pay for equal work to ensure that no one is left behind during our city’s post-pandemic recovery. We demand systemic change for the economic security of New York City women and an end to the cycle of poverty,” said Council Member Farah N. Louis, co-chair of the Women’s Caucus.