A-B signs White House’s equal pay pledge

Anheuser-Busch joined a growing list of companies to sign the ‘equal pay pledge,’ an effort backed by President Barack Obama to close the gender pay gap.

Twenty-eight businesses signed the pledge in June when it was announced by the White House, including Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, and PepsiCo.

Women in the U.S. earn, on average, 79 cents for every dollar a man earns, according to Census Bureau data, and the gap is more pronounced for African-American and Native American women and Latinas.

Friday, the White House announced that 29 more companies signed the pledge, including St. Louis-based A-B InBev, Target, Visa and General Motors.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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