Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today is National Equal Pay Day
Declared by President Obama!
Do you know why Fair Pay Day is on April 20 this year? This date symbolizes how far into 2010 women must work to earn what men earned in 2009. Better than April 28 last year at least. But if you're a "woman of color" or a mom, the date is later.
So what would it mean if there weren’t a $10,662 wage gap? What would you do with a pay increase of $10,662 EVERY YEAR—the average gap in wages for men and women?
Obviously in today's economy this money could REALLY be used, but even in a good economy it could be used to pay off debt, to save for retirement, or I'd personally use it to follow U2 in concert another 74 times.
What is your take on fair pay for women?