The Clermont Sun: Ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work

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The Clermont Sun: Ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work

By: Sherrod Brown

As parents, we all want our daughters to have the same opportunities as our sons. As a father of two girls, I’m tired of seeing Ohio women lose $16 billion in income each year because they still don’t earn equal pay for an equal day’s work.

Ohioans work hard and hard work deserves fair pay, regardless of gender.

Yet, according to a new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families, Ohio women who are employed full time are paid just 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap in wages of $10,430. That’s unconscionable. It’s been said time and again and remains true: equal work deserves equal pay.

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