Equal Pay Day Is April 4 This Year- Here's Why That Matters

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic point in the year when a working woman's pay catches up to a man's from the prior year.

Alabama's wage gap amounts to $10,747 a year.

"That disparity is even greater for women of color, African American women, Native American women make even less than that", Kroger said.

Women in women-dominated professions are more equal in Onondaga County, but that is not the trend nationally.

U.S. Census data from 2016 suggests that women in the state earn just 64 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Women overall earn about 80 percent of what their white male counterparts make. The answer is upsetting, yes, but also important to fully uncover in the journey to equality for all.

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Trump took to her Twitter on the holiday, which was launched by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996, to remind her 3.5 million followers that "women deserve equal pay for equal work". "For Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, that number is 60 cents".

Small businesses across the country and the Bay Area will pass along the 20 percent discount on all purchases to all customers, men and women. That legislation empowered women to recover wages lost to pay discrimination. Because women earn less on average, they must work longer for the same pay. The poverty rates for tipped workers are twice as high as the rates for workers overall, according to one study. As TIME reports, "Hispanic women are not projected to achieve equal pay until 2248".

"3 years ago, Obama introduced more protections for women in the workplace".

In Indiana's 8th Congressional District, women earn an average of 73 cents for every dollar earned by a man regardless of occupation. The significance of holding it on a Tuesday is to "represent how far into the next work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week". To my male colleagues, I ask: in 2017, do you not believe in strong women?

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