Arkansas women earn 75 percent of what men make, according to a study published in February by the Institute of Women’s Policy Research. So today, April 12, women only have to 75 percent of what men pay for National Equal Pay Day.
Zin Wine Bar, Flywar Brewing, Loblobby Creamery, Sweet Candy + Gifts, Red Mango, River City Coffee, and other local businesses are taking part in national Equal Pay Day. For a full list of participating central Arkansas businesses, you can visit the event’s Facebook page.
The Arkansas Equal Pay Coalition hopes that by businesses taking this unique stand, more Arkansans will be aware of the gender pay gap in the state.
So mark your calendars for April 12 and get shopping for a cause.