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By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

Equal pay is a no-brainer


Last updated 4/12/2019 at 6:40am

April 2 was National Equal Pay Day, which marks the extra time an average woman has to work to take home what a man earned last year. As a member of the California Pay Equity Task Force, I am working with my colleagues to identify the causes of the pay gap.

California passed an Equal Pay Act in 1949. The act banned companies from paying anyone less than a co-worker doing the same work, solely because of their gender.

Even so, women continue to earn significantly less than their male counterparts. In California, where people pride themselves on treating others fairly, women take home 86 ce...

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