Monday, April 23, 2007

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JOIN THE NEW YORK WOMEN'S AGENDA ON THE STEPS OF CITY HALL FOR EQUAL PAY DAY
TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH at 11 a.m.

Please Wear Red
to symbolize how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay!

Councilwoman Helen Sears, Chair, Committee on Women's Issues and the New York Women's Agenda, Sandra Eberhard, President; Joan D. Firestone and Linda Hartley, Co-Chairs, Government Affairs and the celebrated actress, Kathleen Chalfant join with professional women throughout the United States to raise awareness of the continuing inequities for women in the workforce.
We need to advocate for passage of legislation to guarantee parity in salaries; educate the public about current disparities and loopholes in the law; educate and pressure businesses and local government to enforce laws, and support upcoming New York State and Federal legislation to ensure pay equity.

For more information, contact Beverly Neufeld at bneufeld@optonline.net. Learn more at: www.pay-equity.org.

DID YOU KNOW?

* In 2005, women's earnings were only $.77 for every $1.00 earned by men. For women of color, the gap is greater, only $.71 for African American women and $.58 for Latinas.

* A working woman will lose between $700,000 to $2,000,000 over the course of her lifetime compared to her male counterpart with the same level of education.

* Equal pay in female-dominated jobs would increase wages for women by about 18 percent.

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posted by Wendy at 1:45 PM

2 Comments:

Blogger margaret said...

Wendy,
How did it go? I was with you in spirit. And, I need to let you know that you have been tagged, my dear brave soul!
Peace,
Margaret

11:39 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

Oh I didn't tell you what being tagged means! Go to my blog for details!

11:40 PM  

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