WHERE'S MY *&%$#@! 29 CENTS?
February 7, 1997
Most likely not in your pay envelope,
if you're a woman. Thirty three years
after the Equal Pay Act was passed,
women overall still earn only 71 cents
on the dollar compared to white men.
April 11 is Pay Inequity Day
(the day in 1997 when women have finally
reached the earnings men got by Dec.
31, 1996, and the National
Committee on Pay Equity is sponsoring
a national day of action. With the
theme "Where is my 29 cents?", NCPE
will be holding events on Capitol
Hill as well as around the country
to call attention to the nation's
pitiful progress on paying women fairly.
Women's magazines will be featuring
the day in their March/April issues.
Local and regional partner organizations
are needed around the country to conduct
actions and media events. A great
way to boost the cause of fair pay
and get media coverage for your organization.
will provide organizing help, coordination,
and materials. They also have a list
of suggested actions (some look like
great fun) for groups large and small.
ASAP to get on board 202-331-7343;
E-mail [email protected] (Excerpted
from WFF 2/7/97)