Friday, April 18, 2008

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is next Tuesday April 22--the point in 2008 when the average woman's wages finally catches up with what the average man earned in 2007 !!! And, this is 45 years AFTER the Equal Pay Act of 1963 became law.
The Senate is expected to vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which already passed the House next week. The bill will ensure justice for employees who have been subject to pay discrimination giving all employees a better shot at a fair workplace, making it easier to ensure justice for those who have been discriminated against based on sex, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, and age. Urge your Sebators to pass this Act.
See for the House bill and for the Ledbetter v Goodyear decision.

Women in the United States are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men;
African-American women earn only 63 cents; and
Latinas earn only 52 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

It is high time that there was equal earning power for all.

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