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How Women Get Trapped In The Cycle Of Being Underpaid — And How They Get Equal Pay

The pay gap has trapped generations of women. But there’s another way.

Monica Torres, Huffington Post   Journalism with real independence and integrity is a rare thing. All reader supported Evergreene Digest relies - exclusively!- on reader donations. Click on the donation button at the right to make a contribution and support our work.

03/08/2019 | Most people go to work with the promise that their hard work will be fairly rewarded. And for 19 years, that’s what Lilly Ledbetter did.

Until the promise of (equal pay) is realized by vigilant policymakers, employersand employees, the pay gap will continue to be an injustice that women will need to reckon with.

At her job with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Gadsden, Alabama, she frequently pulled 12-hour shifts and often worked overtime as a supervisor. But in 1998, as she was nearing retirement, she said, she got an anonymous note in her mailbox at work. The scrap of paper had her name and her salary, plus the names and salaries of three men in the same managerial role. She was earning $3,727 per month, while her male peers were paid $4,286 to $5,236 per month. Monica Torres : work reporter, HuffPost

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