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Here's what that '78 cents to a man's dollar' wage gap statistic really means

Carmen Rios writes, "There’s been a lot of conversation in the last year about equal pay and the gender wage gap.
Congress has considered, failed to pass, and considered and failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act over and over again.
President Obama, to do his own part in tackling the problem, has signed two executive orders with the goal of ensuring equal pay for all federal contractors, regardless of assigned sex. In fact, the first thing President Obama ever signed into law was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which gave women who have suffered wage discrimination more time to report than they had previously, making it easier for them to recoup their losses. And for the first time since about 2004, the wage gap budged in 2013, from 77% to 78. That’s right, y’all. We made a cent! Equal pay isn’t a new issue."  READ MORE>>

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