Women Better Educated than Men, Still Paid Less
Last month, a group of women delivered 9,000 résumés to John McCain’s office on Capitol Hill to remind the senator from Arizona that women are well-trained, highly educated and qualified and should be paid the same as men for doing the same work.
McCain and those who oppose equal pay for working women claim women just need more training to get a better job.
Not so, according to recent data compiled by the AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employees (DPE). The DPE finds that even though women workers clearly are better educated than men, they receive less pay in nearly every profession than their male counterparts. The best way to get better pay, the fact sheet shows, is to join a union, something McCain—who opposes the Employee Free Choice Act—wants to make harder.