By Nicole Eisele on Apr 08, 2008
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. The day, observed on a Tuesday in April, symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. (Tuesday is the day on which women's wages catch up to men's wages from the previous week.) Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color. Sun is a member of the Women's Vision Foundation and the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, two local organizations supporting this important awareness day. For more information on how to participate in Colorado on April 22, go to : Equal Pay Day , For more information on NCPE visit http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html
Thanks for your recognition of this day and if your city is not doing a rally wear Red on April 22nd to represent your support for this issue.