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It’s Been a Wild Ride for National Pay Inequality Awareness Day

April 2, 2019, 1:01 PM

Women in the U.S. earn on average 81 percent of what men do, a fact commemorated April 2 by what’s come to be called “Equal Pay Day” -- the day to which a woman has to work to earn as much as a man did in the previous year.

And while a lot has changed in the 23 years since the National Committee on Pay Equity noted the date for the first time, one big thing hasn’t: The gender pay gap, as it’s called, has barely budged.

In 1996, the year the National Committee on Pay Equity first established “National ...