Close the wage gap


Gender pay gap is no longer simply a women’s issue; it’s a family issue.

Consider the millions of single moms, the sole bread winners, who take care of their children’s needs, especially their health and education.

Consider also the “two parent-two income” families struggling to make both ends meet.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Current Population Survey, Florida doesn’t have as wide a pay gap as in other states and is better than the national average of 77 cents at 84 cents for women in Florida. We can do better.

We can urge Florida legislators to pass the “Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act.”

The American Association of University Women has been in the forefront to attain pay equity for all women.

We can join its campaign to urge the Congress to pass the “Paycheck Fairness Act.”

We can encourage colleges and universities to offer the $tart $mart workshop presented by WAGE/AAUW to help their graduating seniors learn the skills to negotiate their starting salary and not settle for less than what they are worth.

Kamala Anandam, Weston

Read more Letters to the Editor stories from the Miami Herald

  • The readers’ forum

    Eastern Shores flotilla is ridiculous

    Jenny Staletovich’s Aug. 24 article, Floating homes may be answer to rising seas, seems to be nothing more than a biased piece for the developers. Most troubling is that the article says there is no opposition to this concept.

  • The readers’ forum

    FIU expansion good for community

    I’m writing in support of Florida International University’s expansion to the land next to its Modesto A. Maidique Campus. I serve on the FIU School of Accounting’s Advisory Board and Board of Trustees’ Athletic Committee. And as a member of FIU’s President’s Council, I’ve been honored to act as an FIU ambassador to the community.

  • Crammed in the air

    There have been several stories recently about arguments on airplanes because of passengers reclining their seats. I may be next. The way most airlines — hello, American! — configure their seats makes it virtually impossible to hold a book or laptop. And try getting out of your seat to go to the restroom!

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category