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$.66…do I hear $.67? $1?

Posted by joyinhome on January 9, 2009


As an Afrcian American woman, on average, I am paid 66 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same work. Today the House passed two bills aimed at closing this wage gap… Senate- here it comes. How long will it take and will I reap the benefits?

Equal pay for equal work. Such a basic concept but somehow the workforce hasn’t gotten it right for women.


3 Responses to “$.66…do I hear $.67? $1?”

  1. Well, given this crushing financial crisis, I’ll offer $.50 for both … $.25 each … it’s my last offer …

  2. Nice! This is a post I wrote as an open letter to The President Elect, relative to Equal Pay For Equal Work !
    […] http://www.homepartyplansuccesstips.com/2008/11/10/an-open-letter-to-president-elect-obama-what-will-you-do-for-women/ […]

  3. businesswom said

    It’s so unfortunate that the prejudices are systemic, that makes it so hard to undo, particularly during a time where we have clearly moved forward–at least a little bit.

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