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Not just the U.S. Women’s soccer team: Pa.’s women of color are missing wages they deserve | Opinion

BY: - August 26, 2019

On average, Black women are paid only 61 cents for every dollar that a white man is paid. These statistics have damaging effects for Black women -- resulting in earnings of $840,040 less over a 40-year career.

Advocates want Pa. to update its Equal Pay Act by 2020. It will take more to close the gender wage gap

BY: - April 19, 2019

While the wage gap has narrowed in the U.S. over the past few decades as women have obtained education levels equal to men, researchers are still trying to figure out exactly why it remains.

It’s Equal Pay Day. Here’s how Pa. lawmakers want to close the gender wage gap

BY: - April 2, 2019

April 2 marks Equal Pay Day in the United States, an occasion that calls attention to the fact that women in America earn less on average than men. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, the symbolic holiday indicates how long a woman has to work into 2019 to earn what an average man […]