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This Equal Pay Day, End Pay Secrecy

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 8:30 AM

Fifty years ago this year, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act, which aimed to confront the "serious and endemic" problem of unequal wages in America. At a time when women were one-third of the American workforce, President John F. Kennedy said the Act would help to end "the unconscionable practice...

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Time to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and Support Equal Pay for Equal Work

(230) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 5:25 PM

On June 10, 1963, at a time when women in our country made 59 cents for every dollar a man made, the United States Congress passed the Equal Pay Act. As we approach the 49th anniversary of that landmark legislation, we see that the pay gap is just as real...

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