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Friday, August 26, 2016

Unions and the gender pay gap
April 12, 2016. That’s Equal Pay Day, the date that marks how much longer women have to work in order to equal what men earned the previous year. It means that women with the same educational background, doing the same job, have to work 467 days just to earn what their male counterpart did in 365 days. And it’s an economic, social justice, and—yes—union issue that affects everyone, particularly since women make up 47 percent of the workforce, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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