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It's about time for equal pay

Today symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010. Every year, April 12 is commemorated as Equal Pay Day, a reminder that nonunion women workers are still at a disadvantage. Over a lifetime, this pay inequity can cost women between $375,00 to $1.5 million. Since women’s incomes account for one-third of their family’s take-home-pay, it has a significant impact on their families as well.

Actress and writer Marlo Thomas points out today in Huffington Post :

The myth of jobs Americans won't take

Have you read any of those news stories about how companies have jobs but American workers won't take them?

You probably thought there was something fishy about them. You were right.

Dan Rather, writing for The Huffington Post, went to Georgia to see if American workers were refusing to work in the fields.

Here's what he found:

Nice to have someone on our side at the Labor Department

Obama's Labor Department wants companies to comply with wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The New York Times' Steve Greenhouse has the story:

In a move that will affect most American corporations, the Labor Department
plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at
ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. Read the whole thing
here.

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