IT was 1943. Our country was at war, women were filling job openings left by departing soldiers, rotary dial telephones were the norm and a computer’s weight was measured in tons.
That same year, Washington state passed the Equal Pay Act — 20 years before the federal law was enacted.
Fast forward to today.
Women now comprise nearly half of the paid labor force, touch-screen phones are everywhere and computers fit in the palm of your hand.
Times have changed, but we haven’t yet made the changes we need to ensure that women are paid more than spare change.