Moving Day -- PLEASE NOTE!
6 years ago
In 1963, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act, which stated:
(d) (1) No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditionsGee, that sounds so . . . . How shall I say it? . . . . . Egalitarian? Utopian? Lofty?
In 1970, women, on average, earned 61 cents for every dollar men earned.On average, African-American women earn 63 cents, and Latinas earn 52 cents for every dollar paid to white men today.
In 1985, women earned 65 cents for every dollar men earned.
In 2000, women earned 74 cents for every dollar men earned.
Today, women earn 77 cents for every dollar men earn.
Posted byPortlyDyke at 1:00 AM