DSU Group Observed Equal Pay Day

Thursday, 24 April 2008, Written by Jona Schmidt

A group of Dakota State University faculty, staff and students gathered in the Trojan Center April 22 to observe Equal Pay Day. Campuses across the country marked the day by gathering for group photos that will be compiled and sent to Washington, D.C.

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. 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

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