Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. It represents how far into the next year (82 days) the average woman must work in order to earn what the average man earns in the previous year. Women working full time are paid an average of 82 cents for every dollar paid to a man. Women of color face an even wider pay gap: Black women earn 63 cents for every dollar paid to white men and Latinas are paid only 55 cents.
Look for article by AAUW Morgan Hill President Marian Sacco in the March 24 issue of Morgan Hill Life.