Governor draws attention to wage gap
Laramie, WY – Governor Dave Freudenthal has declared tomorrow "Equal Pay Day" to draw attention to the wage gap between Wyoming men and women. Teresa De Groh chairs the Wyoming Council on Women's Issues. She says the Governor picked April 28th for a reason.
"The day symbolizes how far into the year a woman has to work to earn as much as a man earned the previous year," De Groh said.
Last year, full-time female workers in Wyoming earned 63 percent of what men earned, according to U.S. Census data. The Governor's proclamation suggests that businesses look at how they're paying male and female workers and make sure those pay rates are fair.