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It’s Equal Pay Day! This just in: pay still not equal


April 12th is Equal Pay Day, since it symbolizes how far into the year a woman would have to work to catch up to a man’s earning from the previous year.

Women still earn 77 cents to every dollar men earn. And that’s when we pretend race isn’t a factor:

The wage gap is even more substantial when race and gender are considered together, with African-American women making only 62 cents,and Latinas only 53 cents, for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men.

The highest earners continue to be – *shock* *gasp* – white men. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. So there continues to be a pay gap between white men and men of color as ...


April 12th is Equal Pay Day, since it symbolizes how far into the year a woman would have to work to catch up to a man’s earning from the previous year.

Women still earn 77 ...

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Breaking: Paycheck Fairness Act Fails to Pass in the Senate

Fan-fucking-tastic:

Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.

The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome GOP opposition.

Civil rights groups, labor leaders and the Obama administration all supported the bill, which would make employers prove that any disparities in wages are job-related and not sex-based.

It still baffles me that legislators can actually vote against a bill that actually protects women from pay discrimination, let alone filibuster the thing. Just shameful.

More details to come.

Fan-fucking-tastic:

Senate Republicans have succeeded in blocking a measure designed to reduce wage disparities between men and women.

The 58-41 vote to take up the Paycheck Fairness Act fell short of the 60 needed to overcome ...

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