08 April 2013

April 9 is Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 9, is Equal Pay Day 2013. This date symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to catch up with what the average man earned in 2012 here in the U.S.

According to the Business and Professional Women's Foundation, women in the U.S. today on average make only 77 percent of what men earn. For women of color, it's worse: The 2009 earnings of African-American women were 67.5 percent of all men's earnings, with Latinas earning a mere 57.7 percent of all men's earnings.

As long as this gender gap continues, we're second-class citizens, with our time and labor worth less - and valued less - than those of our male counterparts.

Let's make some noise!

>> Download a fact sheet and other Equal Pay Day resources at the Business and Professional Women's Foundation website here.

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