WASHINGTON, DC—Although a full day’s pay should be the same for men and women working in the same jobs, every year women’s pay lags behind men’s. The typical woman worker has to toil for all of 2008 and then four more months into 2009 – until April 28th – to earn what the typical man earned in 2008 alone. While some of the pay gap can be explained by differences in the jobs that men and women hold, the skills they bring to the workplace, or time out of the labor force, most of the gap is not due to these factors.
Join the Center for American Progress Action Fund as we mark Equal Pay Day with a panel highlighting the importance of women’s earnings to family well-being, discussing why the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was only the first step in fighting pay discrimination, and outlining what policymakers can do to ensure that every worker earns a fair day’s pay.
The Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT)
Lisa Maatz, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, American Association of University Women
Jessica Arons, Director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Jocelyn Samuels, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women’s Law Center
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m.
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