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Advocates Rally for US Gender Pay Parity, New Legislation

Activists gathered in New York on Tuesday — Equal Pay Day — to highlight a long-standing national problem: the gender pay gap. Congress passed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, but more than 50 years later, pay inequality continues. American women make 78 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For women of color the difference is even more dramatic: African-American women make just 64 cents per dollar of men's earnings,...

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