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EQUAL PAY-MICHIGAN
(2008-04-23)
(wgvu) - - 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.
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.
YESTERDAY WAS NATIONAL "EQUAL PAY DAY," WHICH 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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