Bridging The Gap For Equal Pay
5/17/2013 (Updated 10:45:27 PM)Equal pay and women's rights in the spotlight Friday,
Elected officials, business owners and women's advocates are urging support for Governor Cuomo's ten point women's equality act.
The goal is to get Albany lawmakers behind the Governor's agenda this legislative session.
Supporters of Cuomo's plan say it's time to close the wage gap - which shows women in New York earn 84 cents for every dollar men earn.
""Women in our communities across this country make up the majority of the household and in this case when you have huge wage gaps it impacts families, individuals and it perpetuates
poverty and so we're never going to be able to fully actualize economical recovery if we don't address this issue," said Councilwoman Lea Webb.
Cuomo's agenda also includes sexual harassment at work, strengthening laws to protect victims of domestic violence and human trafficking laws.
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