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Equal Pay Day highlights wage gap between men and women

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April 4 is Equal Pay Day, which is meant to address the wage gap that exists between men and women. Maya Raghu, the director of workplace equality for The National Women's Law Center, joins CBSN with more. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgS Watch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7 Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkx Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4 Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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Bubba Hotep (2 days ago)
I just want to point out these women complaining about a pay gap are the same type of women that when someone ask what they do for work. They respond “I’m a Full Time Mom” and “That being a stay at home mom is a full time job and is demanding”. Yes when asked what they do for a living these type of women have deemed staying home as a full time job while their husband works and makes all the money. They are full time stay at home moms and actually tell people it’s one of the hardest jobs ever. To funny
Xellier Guerra (7 days ago)
Ahhhh feels good to see all the crybaby still complaining about their nonexistent wage Gap 😂😂
Ray Crow (12 days ago)
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THeN9nEefFeCT (1 month ago)
Pandering to the 55 percent of the voting block.
john dugger (1 month ago)
lol all ya gotta do is work the same hours as men and you will make the same money , dont matter what you say or lie about, work the same hours get paid the same money
pigjubby1 (1 month ago)
Men would be unemployed if women did the same job for less pay.
Ray Crow (1 day ago)
@Bubba Hotep even though she can't handle roofing or cement work, many companies have no problem putting her in charge of men who can
Bubba Hotep (2 days ago)
pigjubby1 as much as that would be true. It’s just as true that men will never have to worry about something like that. Because women are incapable of doing a lot of jobs men do. Seriously equal pay for what. When’s the last time u seen a Broad on her knees finishing a sidewalk or concrete slab, carrying shingles up a ladder or putting a roof on a house in the summer, framing a house wielding a hammer, actually now I think about it anything physical. I’ll tell u when u dont
Ray Crow (12 days ago)
Lol way to think about it. If women could outperform men and for less money....
pigjubby1 (1 month ago)
Here's why it's better to hire men than women. 1) Men don't take maternity leave; 2) Women use way too many sick days when they have their periods; 3) Women are always calling in sick when their boyfriends leave them of when their cat is missing.
joe sar (2 months ago)
Yes these women are stupid they fail to mention why women get paid less then men it's because they choose to they take more sick days off they take more days off to be home with the kids they take more vacation days they take more injury days they take paternity leave and also they refuse to get higher paying jobs and women are not as ambitious as us men are
nathalie gerges (1 month ago)
You mean the quarter of ambitious you "men" are?
Dan Nelson (2 months ago)
If women want to become equal then they need to work in the oil fields and do a lot of the jobs that only Men want..also...women become Mothers...The truth is Women are payed more.....CBS is a Socialist Propaganda Machine.
Johnathan Greene (2 months ago)
Women do NOT deserve equal pay. Because they do not perform equal work. Women are lazy. Have appointments, have to leave early to check their kids, take maternity leave for 12 weeks, and do not perform as much as men. That's the answer to why women do not earn the same as men. Inequality pay gaps are the biggest BS ever. Men produce more than women and are more dedicated to their work than women. I have women turn away from doing the work that needed to be done, and left me to do it. I've hired Female attorneys who became pregnant and walked away from their jobs. I will never hire another female attorney. I've also had instances where so called female leaders knew of a potential active shooter and did nothing about it. Females a re a huge risk and do NOT deserve equal pay.
youtube time capsul (3 months ago)
I think the reason why women get paid less is because when a company hires you they ask you "how much you like to get paid?". I think we are just better at negotiating which is something I'm surprised no one talks about. you see what I usually do start off at the amount previously made at the past company. if it can't be done then it can't be done but at least I will have peace of mind that I had at least advocated for it. but usually, I get paid in the same amount.
Marcus Taylor (3 months ago)
I love equal pay. I used to load out 1500 bricks a day on the scaffold but an average female labourer will struggle to do 800. On the same money I get my work done and go home early. If I have to stay I put my feet up and read a magazine or play on my phone. Alternatively I have a few breaks chat to tradesmen on the site and pace myself. Equal pay, equal amount of work. It's great being a man, life has never been easier!! Only a fool will get rid of the worker than can double output when needed, of course my palms need layering. Double work, double pay.
Myvintageiron7512 (4 months ago)
Here is the real problem, I will use myself as an example, I work in an industry that requires a lot of physical strength , as well as a high level of skill, over the years I have worked with women attempting to do the same job, and there was much complaining, much time off , and way less profitability from the women trying to do a job that requires the strength and stamina of a man, as well as a high level of skill. So the women made less money, the fact is men and women are different to ignore this fact or try to act like it's not true is just plain stupid, these women were upset that the us men made more, but here is what is so stupid about this debate employers pay based on results, what you produce and the fact is every single one of the women that attempted to do the job I do, produced less than half of the profitability that I and my male counterparts did. Why do they think they should make the same pay if they don't work the same amount and make the same profit? I understand there are fields that women excel at don't get me wrong I love women I married one and my Mother is one but equal pay is only a valid debate if the women are producing the same result as the men I can tell you in my industry they do not! I work 15 hrs a day 6 days a week the women start to complain after 8 hours and by the 10 hour mark they are all gone out of the shop and the hours they were there they took tons of breaks and constantly asked the men to help them do most of the heavy lifting fortunately they have all been let go the boss had no choice even at their lower salary they were costing us money so if your going to have an equal pay debate you first need to look at what the men and women in question are producing if not the debate is stupid and has no merit whatsoever
SpikyTuber (4 months ago)
No, the government should never determine what a private business should pay employees
P B303 Solo Patriot (4 months ago)
Women only want to cherry pick all the good stuff about being a man And forget about all the hard work and sacrifices to be a man
john dugger (1 month ago)
@Princess Emerald lol yes in your long life
Princess Emerald (1 month ago)
@Rebecca Stovall We should obey our husbands. Do what he says. Cook, clean, and raise children. Obey your husband. Make yourself look nice for him. 😄
Rebecca Stovall (1 month ago)
P B303 Solo Patriot it’s simple, men and women should be equal. We deserve the same rights
Princess Emerald (3 months ago)
@Marcus Taylor I agree. Feminism ruined women. The problem is, women want everything. All rights reserved, on this one. I wish more women would be submissive and obedient. Obey their husbands. Then, it wouldn't be all women are angry man haters.
Marcus Taylor (3 months ago)
Being a man is ace, being a woman trying to make it in a mans world (which it always will be) is bound to suck. Gold doesn't need to advertise it's value because regardless of what is said when you break it down we all know what it's worth. Feminism has made things bad for women, not really hurt clever men who know how to roll with the times. The only men who complain are feminised soy boys, real men don't even argue because what is there to argue about?
Mat33 (5 months ago)
No wage gap. Earnings gap. And it’s women that create it, not men. This is because they choose lower paying jobs and some other factors..
Princess Emerald (3 months ago)
@Marcus Taylor Minorities are paid less for the same job. There is a wage gap. They don't seem to want to truly stand for equality.
Marcus Taylor (3 months ago)
@Princess Emerald Top surgeons are almost always men, nurses are the labourers checking charts, making beds and handing out drugs. Plenty of male nurses, but nurses don't really save lives. Dental hygienist requires almost zero IQ where an air traffic controller is not only a responsible job but requires a lot of intelligence and has dire consequences if mistakes are made.
Mat33 (4 months ago)
Princess Emerald i always had a male majority.
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
@Mat33 Yeah. When it became male dominated.
Mat33 (4 months ago)
Princess Emerald I haven’t said that women aren’t important. And programmers probably also started getting payed more because of the computer industry become way larger and more important. And the programming/computer science industry never was really dominated by women (I think, I’ve looked it up).
YuckyPickles (8 months ago)
Thomas Sowell did a study that found when comparing men and women with the same education, same experience and same time in the workforce, there is no difference in pay. Of course with 300+ million people there will be anecdotal evidence to the contrary.
Women for the draft 🇺🇸
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
And there are stuff men do that's somehow alright. Women do through pregnancy. They can't do other stuff. She's doing him a favor, stfu.
P B303 Solo Patriot (4 months ago)
Women just want to cherry pick all the good stuff and Forget about the Hard work and sacrifices being a man
crimson spice (10 months ago)
The wage gap [myth] is simply the average earnings of men and women working full time. It does not count for different job positions, hours worked or different jobs. It has nothing to do with the same job. It has nothing to do with discrimination
Artozy (2 months ago)
@Princess Emerald then dont complain when they dont pay you as well as someone that has been payed more
Princess Emerald (2 months ago)
@Artozy I don't want to compete with men. I want to obey my husband. Do what he says. Have Intercourse whenever he wants.
Artozy (2 months ago)
@Princess Emerald this is a country that unfortunately does not pay during times when you are sick or not present.
Artozy (2 months ago)
@Princess Emerald thats exactly how you dont get payed
Princess Emerald (2 months ago)
@Artozy I don't care. I will obey my husband. Cook, clean, and raise children. Make myself look nice for him.
626patitofeo (1 year ago)
What lie that the news brings to you. Its simple: first, if you are the same entry level let's say into the MILITARY. Same age same rank and same pay grade. Guess what you need to meet requirements to promote. Male has a chart of requirements as do females. If a female wants to get promoted let's say the Army E-2 Private, she needs around 19 push ups, for the age of 17-19. For a male its 42 push ups for the same age. Tell me why males are more motivated for that promotion and females are not. Second: females are not likely to say over time as males are. And if they do it's not a consecutive thing. Men have a hunters mentality that must be met by the end of the day. It can be filling papers, policing the city, watering down fires, guarding inmates, staying longer at the ER. Or staying to flip burgers because the cook called in sick. It's a filling that men are bringing home the bacon. Women do not have that hunter mentally because it wasn't bred into them. Meaning some women enjoy staying at home, other enjoy being the bread winners. Third and last: be honest with yourself and dont be feed by lies. Seek a working environment that you enjoy and are happy with one that makes you give back to people. If your job is stressful and you start seeing money as the reason why you are there working it's time for a career change because no one wants to be attended be a person who hates their job. Once you are in a position where you see yourself for a long term then working for that promotion will be cake. And 10 years later you will no longer see a gap but a career that has been great and fulfilling. Please always be open minded even if yours are being challenged.
Xellier Guerra (7 days ago)
Princess Emerald I really don't see what going to pregnancy has to do with this non-existent wage Gap
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
Female nurses are paid less than male nurses. It is real. Besides, us women have to go through pregnancy. You men don't. 😤
davidpar2 (1 year ago)
...and, as always, deliberately fails to highlight the false equivalencies used to fuel the gender pay gap myth
Jack Soxman (1 year ago)
Check thus out that makes this a non issue https://youtu.be/58arQIr882
Jack Soxman (1 year ago)
Notice how no one talks about SENIORITY OR TIME IN GRADE. Ask any union leader if everyone doing the same job, gets the same pay or benefits? Compare talent and time on the job. Not what sex.
Princess Emerald (1 month ago)
I think women should stay home and cook and clean. We should obey our husbands. Do what he says. Make ourselves look nice for him.
john dugger (1 month ago)
@Princess Emerald lol can you supply sperm?
MarcusofMenace (1 year ago)
Is the guy at the start a black spock?
Xellier Guerra (7 days ago)
Probably is 😂😂
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
How about you not comment stupid stuff? Thanks.
Thomas B (1 year ago)
Why are they still repeating this LIE that has been debunked so many times its gotten boring? If the left is willing to be this dishonest there's not much reason to take anything else they have to say seriously.
Xellier Guerra (7 days ago)
Because people are stupid to to accept facts this little non-existent wage Gap seems like another excuse for females to call men evil
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
Nah, it's true. You men want everything.
James (1 year ago)
The “wage gap” is simply a flawed statistic stating that men *on average* are payed more than women. It doesn’t take into account the different jobs, nor their education. It has nothing to do with same jobs. It has nothing to do with discrimination.
nimo (1 year ago)
women dont do dirty, dangerous jobs that pay well. Never see a female cement finisher, electrician, lineman, etc.
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
But, nursing is an important career. Sometimes, it's not what it is, it's what you're doing. Nurses save lives. Lineman don't. Just saying. ✌
Shane Yardumian (1 year ago)
The wage gap is a lie.
Bubba Hotep (2 days ago)
Princess Emerald well Princess Emerald I’m glad to see you come around and that u now realize what you and other women’s place in society is. Your job as a woman is to do whatever your husband and kids tell u to do. I’m sure your old job was 100% easier and less stressful. But then again I’ve never had to staple papers together all day either. That might be stressful
Mike Litorus (19 days ago)
@Savannah Marie Well ive seen alot of women try my job and they cant do it. Im not even a big guy. Im sure theres 1 n a 100 that can but every man weve hired can. sooo nope. women shouldnt always make the same.
Savannah Marie (19 days ago)
@Mike Litorus you CAN'T tell us what we can or can't do because we do it ALL
Mike Litorus (22 days ago)
@Savannah Marie do u really believe woman can do manual labor jobs as good as men? cus they cant
Savannah Marie (1 month ago)
@john dugger you legit sound ignorant af its sad
Michael pirruccio (1 year ago)
I got this guys http://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/196673/reality-perception-why-men-paid.aspx Checkmate
Marsha Creary (1 year ago)
Maya Raghu was referenced in this press conference today https://youtu.be/K4W4YEnAjJc
Thomas Fleig (2 years ago)
To all the feminist's out there... If you and your family were trapped on the second floor of a burning house, with no way out, and you had to pick between an all male or all female firestation to save you, what would you pick? Especially if everyone in your family was passed out and had to be picked up and carried to safety. If you said an all female department then you're either lying or retarded. If you said male then that proves that men and women aren't equal at everything. It also proves that men should be paid more than women for many jobs, because they aren't doing the same amount of work. For men and women working the same office job, it's been proving that men average over 40 hours a week, while women are averaging around 36 hours a week.
Xellier Guerra (7 days ago)
Dude seriously don't go off asking that they're going to try to pick the female even if she does a shity job 😂😂
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
I'd rather have a female nurse. Besides, women do jobs that are important, but on a different level. Teachers are helping raise a generation. Who did most of the rearing of that firefighter and taught him well? His mother, most likely. Give women credit, bro. They do stuff that men can't as well. Admit it. Women need men. Without us, 1/2 if humanity is gone. Respect the uterus. Respect the woman. But, yes, women should obey men, though. Obey your husband.
Spooky Cooter (2 years ago)
the non binary wage gap is the real problem.
smokyp3nguin (2 years ago)
"It exists in every occupation." "It's really difficult to uncover pay discrimination..." Doesn't add up. Making stuff up again.
john dugger (1 month ago)
@Princess Emerald lol
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
@babatunsdai brunner Female dominated careers automatically pay less than male dominated. I've seen it. For example, LPN makes 45,000 a year, whereas a male nurse is paid slightly more, women only make $.87 of the dollar. Teachers have a lower pay gap, but it still exists. Female dominated careers are seen as less important. Sometimes, pay should not be based on what you major it is and on what career you're doing. Nurses save lives, engineering is different.
babatunsdai brunner (1 year ago)
oh did you just say that woman make up less job less job opportunities, less promotions, less overtime, and in jobs with negotiable salaries, earn less. women make up 47 percent of the work force . in most jobs they can do the minimum and that's fine. When it comes to overtime they can go home after 8 hours. they can stay like anyone else but what woman you know wants to do overtime. not many, so of coarse when it comes to promotions theyre not gonna get it. that's where the quote on quote wage gap came form. in every job ive had women don't have to lift heavy stuff and don't have to work as hard and get the same pay if not more if we both worked the same average 8 hours at the end of the pay period so what are you even saying. how are you gonna say oh women get less job opportunities when 57% of college life are women. they just don't pursue that trade they went to school for after they graduate. I know what you're going to say oh where is the other 3%. so what. if a woman does not have a job they are still viewed as a good contribution to society. they are viewed as someone that takes kids to school, cleans up the house, makes sure their husband has a plate of food when he gets home. a man on the other hand is considered lazy and not marriage material. Read more REPLY
Johnf275 (2 years ago)
This has been debunked already.
joe sar (2 months ago)
@Princess Emerald you are ignorant a male nurse and a woman nurse makes the same idiot my sister used to be a nurse and she was making as much as her male nurse co workers she is now a nurse practitioner making more then male nurses you see how that happens the reason you women get paid less is because you choose to you don't work as hard you take more time off to be with your kids you take more sick days injured days vacation and you women are less ambitious then us men
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
Women are paid less than men. Female nurses are paid .87 of women male nurses are. Stfu
GuitarZombie (2 years ago)
Take it like a man and STFU
Princess Emerald (4 months ago)
I'd like to see men do what women do. Oh. You can't. You're just a man. Lol
Mark Andrew (2 years ago)
Got to be specific. Exactly what jobs are you talking about. Are you comparing the exact same jobs? This is always too vague. I used to work in publishing where I found it more discriminatory against men. No men in Editorial. Editorial meetings would see herds of young women rushing along to meetings, not a man in sight. Isn't that discrimination. All jobs should be advertised with specific wages, not an open haggling market. They should never be allowed to ask you what you are looking for or your job history. Just tell us what the job pays...end of story. Force companies to stop trying to undercut men and women in the workplace.

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