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Breaking Down the Wage Gap on Equal Pay Day

gender wage gap

Women's rights have come a long way, but what we can't forget is that on average, women still only make .77 cents on the dollar for every dollar that a man makes. That's not a wage gap from 50 years ago, or even 25 years ago, it's the wage gap that exists today. Read More

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President Obama Plans Two Executive Orders to Boost Equal Pay for Women

Obama Equal Pay Day

For Equal Pay Day, the day on the year’s calendar that marks the approximate extra time the average American woman would need to earn as much as the average man did in the prior year, President Obama plans to bypass the "do-nothing" Congress to promote equal pay with two new executive actions. Read More

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Equal Pay Day: Continuing Lilly Ledbetter's Fight

Lilly Ledbetter Act

Today, April 9, 2013, is National Equal Pay Day, created in 2006 to help raise awareness of the wage gap. The day reflects how far into the current year women must work to match what men earned in the previous year. Our own MAKER Lilly Ledbetter waged a personal battle for equal pay that led to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Act in 2009, a huge step in the right direction for equal gender pay!   Read More

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