Activists: Equal Pay for Women Still Lagging
4/9/2013 (Updated 11:35:15 PM)A half century after it was passed by Congress, the National Equal Pay Act still hasn't fulfilled its promise, according to groups of local activists:
The Women 's Equality Coalition gathered Tuesday at the State Office Building in Binghamton.
Speakers noted that Tuesday was National Equal Pay Day, and much still needs to be done:
"The Equal Pay Act was approved on June 10th, 1963. That was eleven days before I was born. Despite the passage of the Equal Pay act fifty years ago, women in New York state still make only 55-84 cents for every dollar that a man earns. And for our sisters who are black, hispanic and latina that wage gap is even larger," said Kate Murray, executive vice president of the Broome Tioga Federation of Labor Council.
the Women's Equality Coalition says they want the state legislature to make Governor Cuomo's Women's Equality Agenda a reality this legislative session.
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