Happy "Equal Pay Day!"
Excuse me while I find a receptacle for my enthusiasm.
Our pals at MomsRising, reliably incensed at this awful fact, are raising a ruckus today, sending out emails which cite some pretty sobering statistics:
- Over a lifetime, a woman's wages are anywhere from $700,000 to $2 million dollars less than a man's.
- With equal resumes, mothers were 79% less likely to be hired than non-mothers
- Given equal resumes, mothers were offered $11,000 lower starting salaries than their equally qualified non-mother counterparts (Fathers were offered $6,000 more than their non-father counterparts).
Want to do something? Get involved; tell your lawmaker to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. Visit MomsRising for more info.Google+