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    Tri-State Diversity Council

  • McCarter Celebrates

    April 2 is National Equal Pay Day, a day that symbolizes how far into the year women would have to work, in addition to working last year, to earn what men earned in the previous year. Based on the median earnings of all full-time, year-round workers in 2016, women now make 80.5 cents for every dollar men make, an increase from 79.6 cents the previous year. The wage gaps continue to be greater for women of color, with African American women earning just 63 cents and Hispanic women earning just 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. National Equal Pay Day is a reminder that despite some progress, the wage gap persists, and women have ways to go when it comes to economic equality.