About the Research and Education Department

The APWU Research & Education Department coordinates the union’s research and educational programs, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on labor studies. 

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Because women earn less than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. In 1996, The National Committee on Pay Equity originated Equal Pay Day to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages and create a symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. This year, Equal Pay Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

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