Today, April 20, is how far into 2010 a woman must have worked, on average, to earn as much as a man earned in 2009. I don't know about you, but I'm tired!
from: National Women's Law Center
"April 20th is Equal Pay Day—the point in 2010 when the average woman's wages finally catch up to her male counterpart’s salary in 2009. With a $10,622 gap between the median yearly earnings of men and women, it is time to encourage our Senators to support efforts to close this wage gap and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. In these tough economic times, the gap in wages only compounds the hardship faced by women and their families.
The Paycheck Fairness Act, passed in the House of Representatives in January 2009 and now pending in the Senate, aims to strengthen current laws against wage discrimination and provides tools to enable the federal government to be more proactive in the fight. Among other things, the Paycheck Fairness Act would also close a significant loophole in the Equal Pay Act to allow for full compensation for sex-based wage discrimination. Learn more about the Paycheck Fairness Act" - (H.R. 12, S. 182 (111th Congress))