Wall Street Journal: Cover Equal Pay Day Fairly!
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Wall Street Journal: Cover Equal Pay Day Fairly!

    1. Petition by

      Women's Media Center

April 12 is Equal Pay Day: it symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men did in 2010 in the US. This year on Equal Pay Day, the Paycheck Fairness Act was also reintroduced in the Senate, and media outlets across the nation were covering the wage gap.

The wage gap was recently recalculated by the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing that women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Then why did the Wall Street Journal choose to run this anti-fair pay Op Ed by Carrie Lukas against fair pay for equal work on their Editorial Page, without at least running a balanced opinion piece along side by anyone on the National Committee on Pay Equity  - ON EQUAL PAY DAY!?

Here’s what you can do to demand balanced coverage:

1. Submit a Letter to the Editor demanding that fair and balanced opinion pieces on equal pay for women to Tim Lemmer  at: wsj.ltrs@wsj.com

2. Sign this petition to Email Editorial Page Editors to demand they run fair and balanced opinion pieces on equal pay for women.

3. Call the Editorial Page Editor demanding fair and balanced opinion pieces on equal pay for women at:  212.416.2255.

Thanks for all you to do ensure media is held accountable to standards of fairness and equity.

Yours in Action,

The Women’s Media Center

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    • Suzanne M. Ritter BOARDMAN, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      SHAME ON YOU WALL STREET JOURNAL! STOP BEING SO GREEDY! I WILL TELL EVERYONE TO STOP BUYING YOUR PAPER, UNLESS YOU DO THE RIGHT THING-ASAP!

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 3 years ago

      Dear Editors,

      Despite the fact that April 12 was Equal Pay Day, the WSJ chose to run a very unbalanced OpEd on fair pay in our country that didn’t even address the reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate, nor new data from the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Further, as CNN & Fortune report, none of the current top 20 paid CEOs are women.

      I’m writing to demand balanced opinion coverage of the wage gap in our country. It is only fair and balanced to cover both sides of this issue on Equal Pay Day by running a balanced OpEd in order to adhere to the high journalistic standards WSJ attempts to embody. There are several members of the National Coalition for Pay Equity to choose from.

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    • T. A. Hoffman WASCO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Rupert Murdoch, just read The New Yorker article on you and Mr. Thomson. Don't you have two daughters? Of course, they will never HAVE to work to enable their families to have medical care and a meal on the table, but the rest of us do. You are defaming the reputation of the WSJ.

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