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Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 8th!

April 2, 2014
By L. Jeannette Felder, Co-President of Montgomery County NOW

Did you know that Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week?

Next Equal Pay Day:
April 8, 2014

Wear RED on Equal Pay Day 4/8/2014
to symbolize how far women
and minorities are “in the red” with their pay!

For full-time, year-round workers, women are paid on average only 77 percent of what men are paid; for women of color, the gap is significantly wider. These wage gaps stubbornly remain despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, and a variety of other legislation prohibiting employment discrimination.

Women still are not receiving equal pay for equal work, let alone equal pay for work of equal value. This disparity not only affects women’s spending power, it penalizes their retirement security by creating gaps in Social Security and pensions.

To find out more visit now.org/resource/women-deserve-equal-pay-factsheet/ and www.pay-equity.org/day.html. And, be sure to read “Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men in 2014” from the Huffington Post.

Contact us if you want to get involved in closing the pay gap today!