Monday, April 20, 2009

How will YOU celebrate Equal Pay Day?

Did you know?
In Georgia, college-educated men on average make $64,000 per year, while college educated women only earn $46,000 per year? That means that women are making just 74 cents for every dollar that men earn! (Statistics from AAUW, can be seen here.)

Next Tuesday, April 28th, is Equal Pay Day
-- observed nationwide by women's, workers', and labor rights organizations. What will you be doing to commemorate this day?

Read more about Equal Pay Day on the 9to5 website to find out how you can get involved and support equal pay legislation! And, as always, let us know if you're planning or participating in any Equal Pay Day activities around metro Atlanta.

Have you been a victim of unequal pay? Tell your story through the 9to5 Voices Project!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read an article that shows that although women have made strides in lessening the gap in wages, there is something called the "family gap" where women with children are earning even less that women without children and therefore even more disparity between the wages of men and women exists! This is even when education and experience are controlled. Now women are competing against other women for parity in wages.