It may surprise Maryland readers to learn that a pay disparity still exists between full-time, year-round workers in this state. According to data maintained by the American Association of University Women, female workers earn only about 85 percent of the amount paid to men putting in the same number of hours.
The wage gap hasn’t escaped the attention of federal lawmakers. Recently, House Democrats launched an online campaign, themed around Valentine’s Day. The effort included a Valentine’s Day wish list, comprised of items like pay equity, affordable childcare, and paid family and medical leave.