April 12, 2016: Equal Pay Day — The day marked each year that symbolizes when a woman working full time earned as much as a man working full time the previous year. It takes women almost 100 more days to make up the 21-cent wage gap. And it's even worse for women of color — African American women are paid just 60 cents and Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid to white men. At a time when women are the breadwinners of many families, but are nearly two-thirds of minimum-wage workers and 40% of employees have no access to paid family leave, families can’t afford this inequality and discrimination.
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