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Women continue to earn only 80 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. African-American and Hispanic women suffer even greater disparities. Despite the enormous changes in women’s labor force participation and educational attainment, they still continue to be paid less than men. When women are victimized by pay discrimination, all of society suffers.
In 2009, we scored a major victory with the enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored protections against pay discrimination established under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But more progress needs to be made to make equal pay a reality. To that end, the UAW:
While the pay gap seems to be closing for younger women just entering the job market, they can still expect to make hundreds of thousands less over the course of a 40-year career than their male counterparts. Check out this interactive map which breaks down pay disparities by state: The Persistent Career Wage Gap.