March 27, 2023
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Letter to the Editor: Peggy Ryan Williams responds to coverage of gender pay gap

Bravo on the Nov. 29 editorial, “Time to Market Gender Balance.” I am pleased to see the American Association of University Women research report, “Graduating to the Pay Gap,” get such good attention in a college newspaper. We need to educate undergraduates about the issues raised in the report and work vigorously to get Congress to pass the “Pay Fairness Act”. The act “…required employers to demonstrate that any salary differences between men and women doing the same work are not gender-related…” (Huffington Post  6/5/12). In 2012, it is hard to believe that it is so difficult to get agreement on this basic concept of equity. Keep up the good work, and we will get it done.

Peggy Ryan Williams, President Emerita, Director, AAUW board