End Pay Secrecy (Frank Campaign Template)

  • An outline of why pay transparency is so important for workers
  • A statement of why pay transparency could help this organization in particular
  • A set of demands to further the cause of pay transparency
  • An ending on a positive, forward-looking note about working together
  • Make clear that employees are allowed and encouraged to share salary information with one another, because the free exchange of information helps workers know their worth. It is already against the law to bar workers from sharing this information, but we’d like ORGANIZATION to go further by empowering workers to collaborate.
  • Share with employees detailed pay information for every position, including the median and average salary and how many employees work in those jobs. This step allows employees to know if their compensation is in line with their experience and role. The company will also set minimum salaries for specific jobs, as has long been common in organized workplaces (example on page 23 here). (We are creating our own pay database here and will compare it to what the company provides us.)
  • Share with employees demographic pay information across the company, including salary medians and averages broken down by race and gender identification. This step allows workers to know if the company is treating workers of all races, genders, and backgrounds equitably. Sometimes, it becomes clear the company is not.
  • Develop a system to ensure all employees are aware of career advancement opportunities and given the opportunity to apply for available promotions. This step will ensure promotion decisions are made transparently, giving confidence to employees that they’ve received fair consideration to move up.
  • Develop and share with employees “job ladders,” showing possible paths of advancement from one position to another on the company’s organizational chart. This step will give employees a sense of the company’s expectations for their career growth, so they are not left in the dark without an idea what they are working toward (examples of career ladders in various fields here).

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