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Equal Pay Day 2016: Bringing women closer to wage equality

 

April 13, 2016



LARAMIE – Tuesday was National Equal Pay Day, a national day of action against unfair pay. 

According to the Wyoming Women’s Foundation, April 12th represents the point into the new year that women must work in order to earn the wages paid to men in the previous year. On a national level,

women are paid only 79 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) released information Tuesday regarding the gender wage gap in Wyoming.  Wyoming’s gender wage gap ranks 49th (out of 51) in the nation, making it far worse than...



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