2016-04-20 / Opinion
The Need to Address Pay Disparity
Many of you likely heard that Tuesday, April 12, marked Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day in 2016 to which women must work to earn what men earned in 2015. In Maine, the average woman makes 78.9 percent of what a man earns, but this statistic is only really accurate for white women. For Black, Latina and Native women, the gap is significantly greater.