Last week #EqualPayDay was trending, with politicians like Bernie Sanders tweeting and campaigning on “equal pay for equal work.” The problem is, it has been illegal to pay men and women for different wages for equal work since 1963, and the number of times this law is broken is shocking considering the narrative we hear.
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United States Equal Opportunity Commision. “Equal Pay Act Charges (Charges Filed With EEOC) (includes concurrent charges with Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and GINA) FY 1997 – FY 2017” https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/enforcement/epa.cfm
U.S. Census Bureau. “2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates”
Merline, John. “Gender Pay Gap? What About The Workplace Death Gap?” Investor’s Business Daily. 03 April 2017. https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/how-come-nobody-talks-about-the-gender-workplace-death-gap/
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Marcus, John. “Why Men are the New College Minority.” The Atlantic. 08 August 2017.
Sherman, Erik. “Homelessness Has Racial, Gender And Age Disparities.” Forbes. 29 December 18
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