Bud Light Flip Flops on Equal Pay

Posted on by Patty Odell

Through its marketing, Bud Light tries to bathe in the halo of taking a stand on paying women as much as men. But then, at the same time that its marketing airs, parent InBev refuses to talk about whether it is walking that talk with its own female employees, or even how many females it employs, according to the Chicago Tribune, which digs up some employee gender stats from 2014.

Bud light and equal payOn Monday night, during an episode of “The Bachelorette,” thick with female viewership, a Bud Light ad ran with the brand’s spokesperson Amy Schumer saying, “Bud Light supports equal pay.” She adds, “That’s why Bud Light costs the same, no matter if you’re a dude or a lady.”

This article, from the Chicago Tribune, also talks about equal pay issues Anheuser-Busch, prior to its acquisition by InBev, faced, including the lawsuit by executive Francine Katz who discovered she was paid 57% what her male predecessor had been paid. Here’s what you need to know …

 

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