Reported Pay Gap For Minorities In Retail Stokes Wage Debate
A study found black and Latino retail workers are paid less than whites, adding another facet to the national debate over raising the minimum wage.By Jasmine Bailey | June 3, 2015
When it comes to U.S. retail workers, a new study finds there's a significant wage gap.
According to public policy organization Demos and the NAACP, black and Latino workers are paid less than their white counterparts. (Video via Voice of America)
How much less? Well, as full-time retail salespeople, black and Latino employees make 75 percent of the wages of their white co-workers. For cashiers, minorities make about 90 percent of the wages of their white peers.