The persistence of wage discrimination by sex and race in the U.S. is well-established. Unfortunately it has existed in Alabama and we have not done very much about it. Our state’s wage disparities historically have been larger than the national average. Women in Alabama made 76.8 cents for every $1 that men earned in 2009. For that year white Alabama workers made $1 in median wages for every 75.5 cents that African Americans made. While the earnings gaps have narrowed considerably over the past three decades, we still have a serious problem. The Legislature should create an equal pay commission during the Regular Session. Previous attempts to do this have failed. Hopefully, this new group of Legislators will see a real need here and pass the legislation necessary to establish a commission.
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