Hey readers, today is Blog for Fair Pay Day! Meaning people all over are blogging about this important issue. Some facts, briefly:
- Women in the United States are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men;
- African-American women earn only 63 cents; and
- Latinas earn only 52 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
- Women at law firms are making up to $90,000 LESS than their male counterparts. (While $90,000 is a nice salary, it’s bullshit when an equally qualified man doing the same exact job as you is making $180,000!)
Outraged? Want to do something? Contact your Senators and urge them to vote yes on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Formerly the Fair Pay Restoration Act).
We’re expecting a vote in the Senate on this bill as early as next week. If you want to EMAIL your senator DIRECTLY, go to: http://action.nwlc.org/fairpayaction.