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.

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 »


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.


Tags: economics, gender studies

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