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April 04, 2017
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State Labor Department to Launch Wage Gap Study

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today marked Equal Pay Day with a directive to the Department of Labor to study the causes, scope and economic impact of the gender pay gap in New York State and issue policy recommendations to help close it. The study will be co-chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon." , as reported by the NYS Governor's Website.

" 'New York leads the nation in progressive values – setting the bar high for other states to follow suit, and it is critical that we do all we can to address the wage gap in our country,' Governor Cuomo said. 'This wage gap study will ensure that we are evaluating every possible solution to ending this egregious inequity once and for all.' "

"Women working in New York State earn 89 cents for every dollar earned by men – the lowest wage gap of any state in the nation according to federal data. The wage gap is even greater for African-American women and Latinas."

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The NYS Governor's Website
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