Statement of Solidarity with Equal Pay Day (2017)

April 4, 2017 is Equal Pay Day in the U.S. In 2015, the average woman earned $.75 on the dollar to the man in Ohio. The national average was $.80. Asian women averaged $.90 while White women averaged $.76. African American and Latina averaged $.62 and $.54, respectively. In 1979, the national average for the woman was $.62 on the dollar. At this rate, it will be year 2152 before women earn the same pay as men.