WASHINGTON POST: Amazon, Bank of America and Facebook are under pressure to reveal their median gender pay gap

An investor activist said Wednesday it is targeting 11 additional financial and tech firms — including Facebook, Google parent Alphabet, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America — urging them in new shareholder proposals to disclose an unfiltered and likely unflattering global gender pay gap statistic that few companies want to reveal.

The filings by Arjuna Capital, which could end up on investors’ proxy ballots this year, follow Citigroup’s surprise move to publish their figure after a proposal from Arjuna. The financial services giant said in January that its unadjusted global median pay for women is 29 percent less than it is for men, setting a bar that could pressure other companies to follow suit.

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