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March 8, 2021
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(wgvu) - LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Women's groups in Michigan are bringing
attention to the fact that Michigan women on average make only 69.8
cents for every dollar earned by a man.
The Michigan Women's Commission says that puts the state 47th
nationally, making it one of the worst states for pay equity.
The groups are calling on state lawmakers to increase equal pay
enforcement and strengthen protection against wage discrimination.
Bills were introduced last year to tackle pay inequities. Two
have passed the House, but none has passed the Senate.
Tuesday was national "Equal Pay Day." It marks how far into
the year a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned the
previous year.
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