Federal data shows that full-time working women earn 80 cents for every dollar men earn. Equal Pay Day is a symbolic marker to raise awareness of the gender pay gap. This year, Equal Pay Day fell on April 10 – which is, on average, how far into the year women must work to earn the wages that men earned the previous year. Dozens gathered at Daley Plaza in Chicago for a rally put on by Equal Pay Day Chicago, which is supported by several organizations including Women Employed, a nonprofit organization that advocates for women in the workplace.
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