Wear Red for Pay Equity Tuesday

by Kate Childs Graham  |  April 16, 2012

Equal Work Deserves Equal Pay!The old adage, “Another day, another dollar” doesn’t mean much for women, who continue to make an average of 77 cents for every dollar a man earns doing the same job.

That’s why tomorrow, AFSCME will join with women’s rights organizations in support of Equal Pay Day. As part of the day, AFSCME will participate in a blog carnival led by the National Women’s Law Center. This online action will use the power of social media to jumpstart a national conversation on women’s pay equity. If you have a blog, feel free to add to the conversation. And watch this space for a blog post from Pres. Gerald McEntee and Sec.-Treas. Lee Saunders. 

If you prefer to consume your information in 140 characters or less, we will also be tweeting with the hashtag #fairpay. Feel free to add to the conversation on Twitter.

And when we aren’t blogging or tweeting (and even when we are), we will be wearing red. We are wearing red to get women out of the red. We are wearing red to show that we believe that women deserve equal pay for equal work. Tomorrow, wear red for equal pay. 

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