Governor Quinn Urges Fairer Wages for Women On Equal Pay Day in Illinois

Wage Gap Still Exists Between Women and Men in the Workplace

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--April 8, 2014.  Governor Pat Quinn today joined local elected officials to recognize Equal Pay Day and raise awareness of the disparity that remains between workplace earnings among women and men. This date, proclaimed by the Governor and designated by the Illinois General Assembly, marks how far into the current year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. Today’s observance is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to drive economic growth and ensure that . . .

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