WGBH’s Greater Boston, “Equal Pay Day,” April 4, 2017
Today is national Equal Pay Day — a symbolic day designed to point out that, on average, a woman would have to work all of 2016 and up until today to earn the same amount of money as her male counterpart did for the year. Right now, white women in this country earn about 83 percent as much as men, black women earn 75 percent and Hispanic women earn just 60 percent. Some in Washington are working to change that. For the eleventh time, Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Conn.), re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act and First Daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted out a reminder that we all have to work close the gender pay gap. However, just last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order—part of which was meant to protect women in the workplace. Jim is joined by Boston Globe Business Columnist and WGBH Contributor Shirley Leung, Senior Vice President at Rasky Partners Jessica Tocco and Patricia Fletcher, who founded the PSD Network.
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