Remembering the Equal Pay Act

April 19 is Equal Pay Day

From the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers website:

On June 10, 1963 John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act eliminating the standard of paying women less than men for the same job. But 40 years later, women are still paid less than men, even when they have similar education, skills and experience.

April 19 is Equal Pay Day. The date symbolizes how far into the year women must work, on average, to earn what men earned the previous year. Today, women earn 76 cents for every $1.00 a man makes. Last year the figure was 77 cents for every $1.00, the last time it declined was 1999.

If equal pay were implemented nationwide, women’s wages would raise by 13 percent and men’s wages by one percent. To see how your state ranks, click here.

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