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AAUW Holds Annual Pay Inequity Bake Sale
to Recognize Equal Pay Day April 22

RELEASED: April 18, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire Chapter of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual Pay Inequity Bake Sale from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22 to raise awareness of the issues involved in pay inequity and recognize Equal Pay Day. Baked goods, available in UW-Eau Claire's Hibbard Hall and the Chippewa Valley Technical College library, will be priced at $1 for males and 75 cents for females.

According to the AAUW, to match men's earnings for 2007, U.S. women will have to work from January 2007 to April 2008 — an extra four months. Equal Pay Day takes place on a Tuesday in April and symbolizes the point in the next year to which a U.S. woman must work to achieve pay equity for the previous year. Her male counterpart must work five days per week for 12 months, whereas she will work seven days per week for 16 months to earn equivalent wages. This year Equal Pay Day will be celebrated Tuesday, April 22.

Proceeds will help fund student scholarships.

For more information or to volunteer to help with the sale, contact Kim Wellnitz, AAUW Education Foundation co-chair, at 970-443-2964 or kimwellnitz@yahoo.com.

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