In 2018, Starbucks announced it reached 100 percent pay equity for men and women and people of all races performing the same work. It took the java chain nearly 10 years to pull it off.
2018年星巴克宣称,对于从事同种工作的员工,不论其种族及性别,其收入都是平等的。该咖啡连锁店用了近10年的时间把员工的收入拉平了。

That’s still lightning quick compared to how long experts believe it will take the country to do so.
与专家所认定的该国家实现收入平等的时间相比,这已经快如闪电了。

The American Association of University Women has stated before it could be 100 years, even longer globally, before the gap closes. Their earlier data showed that, in the U.S., women were paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men.
先前美国大学妇女联合会(AAUW)表示,缩小美国的收入差距可能需要一百年,而缩小全球的收入差距甚至需要更久。他们早期的数据显示,美国女性的收入仅为男性收入的80%。

“At the rate of change between 1960 and 2016, women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. But even that slow progress has in recent years,” the AAUW said.
“按照1960年到2016年的收入变动率,男女收入平等有望于2059年实现。然而近几年来,甚至那样缓慢的进展都停顿了,”该联合会说道。

“If change continues at the slower rate seen since 2001, women will not reach pay equity with men until 2119.”
“如果按照2001年以来那样更缓慢的变动率发展,男女收入平等直到2119年才会实现。”

At its annual shareholders meeting in March, Starbucks said it maintained pay equity for another year and verified that its China and Canada stores—two of Starbucks’ largest global markets for corporate units—also fulfilled the company’s commitment to achieve and maintain gender equity in pay.
星巴克在其三月举办的年度股东大会上表示,该公司的收入平等又维持了一年,而且星巴克证实,在其全球最大的两个分公司——中国和加拿大分公司,星巴克也实现并维持了男女收入平等。

Fittingly, Starbucks took another step—Equal Pay Day—joining 25 other U.S. employers in the Employers for Pay Equity to share a set of “Pay Equity Principles” intended to help eliminate the gender pay gap.
星巴克还适当地更进一步,在同酬日与美国其他25家公司共同加入了收入平等雇主联盟。为了帮助消除男女收入差距,他们还共享了一系列“收入平等准则”。

“The Pay Equity Principles we signed onto today—equal footing, transparency and accountability—were created not only to help us but also other organizations and businesses seeking to eradicate the pay gap,” Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.
“我们今天签署的收入平等准则‘地位平等、透明及责任’,它的确立不仅帮助了我们,也帮助了试图根除收入差距的其他机构和企业,”星巴克总裁凯文·约翰逊在一份声明中说道。

“While the to the Pay Equity Principles represent different industries facing different challenges to achieving pay equity, we all agree that by working together we can accelerate the elimination of the national pay gap.”
“虽然收入平等准则的签署方代表着不同行业,而且要实现收入平等,我们面临着不同的挑战,但我们都认为,共同合作可以加速消除全国收入差距。”

(翻译:Dlacus)