Speech to Text for Fighting for Equal Pay
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day. a day that's casts a light on the wage gap between men and women. k-i-m-t new's three's jeremiah wilcox talked with several people today who say they are uncertain when if ever that gap will be closed. he is live in our rochester studio now...jeremiah? equal pay-lintro-2 kaite-today is a day to recognize there is a pay gap between men and women...sparkin g the hashtag equalpayday. census data shows women earned 80 cents on every dollar a man made in 20-16. i went out to find what area women think of this. xxx equal pay-lpkg-1 sot: equal pay-lpkg-2 why is this still a big issue. why are we not getting paid the same exact wage as me vo: equal pay-lpkg-5 that's the question on brittany tran- maass' mind. she's studying to become a nutritional psychologist and says in 20-18 this should not be an issue. and it's pretty upsetting that it is. sot: it makes me think that when i go into my career am i going to get paid the exact same or am i going to get paid lower. vo: i spoke to rochester american association of university women president sara staab. she says having pay equity helps everyone by boosting the economy. sot: lowerthird2line:sara staab president, aauw it's that much more income to support their families and contribute to the local communities and state and national economy as well. vo: equal pay-lpkg-9 senator tina smith signed the paycheck fairness act today that will make it difficult to defend wage discrimination claims. it would make it illegal to require an employee to sign a contract stoping employees from talking about wages. for maass she says having women in power is important to her. sot: it's something to be hopeful for when i go into my career equal pay-ltag-2 now both say maass and staab say the fight for equal pay will be a long fight. reporting live in rochester studio jeremiah wilcox kimt news 3. thank you jeremiah. the paycheck fairness act is now reviewed by a committee in the u-s senate. live weather tease live