Closing the Gap: Fighting for Equal Pay
April 07, 2014
The Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Back then, women earned only 59 cents to every dollar earned by men. Although the gap has significantly decreased over the last 50 years, women continue to lag behind, still earning only 81 cents to every dollar a man earns. The gap widens for African American and Latina women.