April 4th marks Equal Pay Day and the reason why it's held on that day may surprise you.
At Michigan Technological University, the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country and Keweenaw Business Professional Women handed out literature and special "80 percent" cookies.
Women and men gathered outside City Hall holding up signs and telling personal stories, letting their community know that equal pay isn't just a national issue, but remains a problem here in Duluth.
The gender-pay gap is about 20 percent, a serious difference, especially considering how many single moms there are in the U.S.
Women employed full-time, year-round in Alabama earn just 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, which amounts to a yearly gap of $10,747 per person, and a combined loss of more than $11 billion annually.
"Based on the current wage gap, a woman who's worked full time, year round, will typically lose approximately $419,000 in a 40 year period".
Tuesday is National Equal Pay Day, which is bringing attention to the wage gap between men and women across the country. At 87 cents for every white male dollar earned, Asian women in New Jersey fare the best.
With Equal Pay Day coming on Tuesday, you can find out where your state stands. But, as Ellen McGirt points out on Fortune, April 4 is not truly Equal Pay Day for all women. Why?
On Tuesday, women and men across America commemorate "Equal Pay Day", which purportedly represents how far into 2017 women must continue working in order to earn what their male counterparts earned past year. That's supposed to represent how far into the next workweek a woman has to work to earn a man's weekly pay. During the Ivanka Trump-led meeting, Trudeau and group members discussed ways to promote education, entrepreneurship, equal pay and paid leave for female workers.
Legislation was proposed previous year to help address the gender pay gap by allowing employees to openly talk about their pay, but it did not pass.
While black men also earn significantly less than white men (and also less than white and Asian women), black women are still further behind.style="text-align: center;"