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Bill Takes On Wage Gap Between Sexes

Law360 (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has proposed a bill designed to address the persistent wage gap between the sexes that has a woman making only 78 cents for every dollar that a man makes.

According to Harkin, wages are even more disproportionate for minority women, with the average black woman earning 69 cents for every dollar that a white man earns and Hispanic women receiving only 59 cents per dollar earned by white men.

He said that, 40 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act,...
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