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Not just a women's issue

Pay equity and a higher minimum wage will affect women, families, communities and the nation

By U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa and Joanna Amberger

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 07, 2014

~~<p>The recovery of the American middle class begins with good-paying jobs, but that cannot happen if women continue to earn less than they deserve.</p>
<p>The American Association of University Women's research report, &quot;The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (2013),&quot; reveals that, even 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, women in Hawaii on average can expect to be paid only 82 percent of what their male colleagues are paid.</p>
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The recovery of the American middle class begins with good-paying jobs, but that cannot happen if women continue to earn less than they deserve.

The American Association of University Women's research report, "The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (2013)," reveals that, even 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, women in Hawaii on average can expect to be paid only 82 percent of what their male colleagues are paid. Login for more...



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