Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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What Women Lose

Put in practical terms, about 8 months of groceries.  That's the average difference between what a woman earns and what a man earns on the same job.

Eight months of free groceries.

Well that's basically what working women lose, on average, every year due to wage inequality. (1)  In this recession, we deserve and need every dollar we earn -- especially when women play such a critical role in our families' economic security.

That's why we're fighting so hard for fair pay. And we're making progress.
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=47lzy0S6LHnPKzr4Yv4Pkg

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is holding a hearing on fair pay and the Paycheck Fairness Act -- critical legislation the House has already passed.

We need your help. Let's build on the momentum created by today's hearing and urge our Senators to bring the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 182) to the floor for a vote.

Urge your Senators to support fair pay today »
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=Zx6-cylXAkYualwpuAOBrA

Sincerely,

Debra L. Ness, President

(1) In 2009, the difference in wages for a full time working woman and a full time working man was $162 per week (or $8,424 per year) and the average cost of groceries per week for a family of four under the USDA's liberal plan was $264.10.

http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=YF_gL81XE1zWmNDLj7qyMA
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/R?i=Y1Px0nugUc07c2GMyZtRGA

Tags: economics, gender studies
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