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Equal Pay Day?

Posted on: April 16, 2011

April 12, 2011 was designated as this years’ Equal Pay Day.  This date, always on a Tuesday in April, signifies how many days into the new year women have to work in order to have equity to the salary a comparable man would have made at the end of last year.

I don’t know about you, but it makes my blood boil to think about all the sweat and worry and late nights I’ve put in between Jan 1 – April 11, knowing that I’ve basically been doing it for free.  We’ve come a long way, but clearly we have a long way to go.  Here are a few insights (some fun, some serious) I’ve collected about the topic.  I hope it inspires you to think about whether or not your earnings are where they should be. 

YouTube:  This girl has got it right.  I love her spirit.  (By the way, she is only 5…)

Secretary Solis’ Equal Pay Day message:  A little long but packed with important info.

Business and Professional Women (BPW):  A great group focused on women’s issues and rights in the workplace.  Their website has a great overview about the real costs of unequal pay.

Please pass this on to the women you care about in your lives and encourage them to stand up for the wages they deserve.  Our children deserve it!

~Michelle

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1 Response to "Equal Pay Day?"

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