April 12th was equal pay day. This day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. It was 20 years ago when the National Committee on Pay Equity discovered the disparity and created the “National Pay Inequity Day.” Today, the name has evolved to the pithier “Equal Pay Day” but not much more progress has been made. Last year, the gender wage gap narrowed by just .4 of a percent. “The female-to-male earnings ratio has not shown a statistically significant annual increase since 2007,” the U.S. Census Bureau reported in a press release.
Is this a negotiation issue? What are we doing wrong?
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