Monday, April 18, 2005
Ladies, tired of feeling like you work your ass off?
Well, you do.
Tuesday represents how far into the year you've had to work to earn as much as a man made in 2004. Tuesday, April 18, symbolizes the day when women's wages catch up to men's wages from the previous year. Because women on average earn less, they must work longer for the same pay. For women of color, the wage gap is even greater.
In the state of Oregon, women make .68 to the dollar a man makes. We are one of the worst states in the West, but not as bad as Wyoming, where it's the worst place for equal pay for women. In Wyoming, if you're a woman you make .63 to every dollar made by a man.
Where's the best place to work in the country if you're a woman? Well DC, of course. Props to our DC friends. You go sistahs!
For more information about Equal Pay Day
And thanks to Blue Oregon for the reference to this campaign
Posted by LeLo at Monday, April 18, 2005