Hilda Solis on the Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Submitted by Kyla Bender-Baird on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 6:28pm
February 2, 2010 posted by admin
Friday was the one year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Check out what Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis had to say:
The wage gap has significant consequences to the economic security of women and families. Today, families are increasingly dependent on women’s wages. In married couple families, wives’ earnings account for 36 percent of family income, and approximately 2 million women have now become the sole breadwinner, supporting families with just over one-third of the usual family income.
Read her entire statement here.