Letters to the Editor

Unfair pay hurts all

Do you realize that a woman had to work until April 14 (that is three and a half extra months) to make the same amount of money that a man, working in the same job, earned in a year by Dec. 31, 2014?

This isn’t just a woman’s problem. It is a family problem, for two reasons. First, and most obvious, is that many women are the sole breadwinners in one-parent families. Second, and a little less obvious, is that in an economic downturn, the man who costs his employer more is more likely to be let go. This leaves the working wife as the only and less-well-paid breadwinner. So you see, fair pay is just that — an issue of fairness.