Tue, 14 April 2015
The often-quoted figure that women earn 74 cents to a man’s dollar is even lower for Hispanic women, African Americans and other minorities around the country and here in New Mexico. In fact it goes against an Equal Pay law implemented in New Mexico in 2013. Today marks Equal Pay day, the day that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. In honor of that, Mary Charlotte of the Santa Fe Radio Café on KSFR spoke with Pamelya Herndon of the Southwest Women's Law Center about how far we have left to go in realizing the goal of equal pay for equal work.