Thousands of American women took part in strikes for equal pay

10 March 2017

"A Day Without a Woman" unfolded across the USA on Wednesday with strikes and rallies as organizers called on women to skip work and not spend money to demonstrate their economic strength.

Rallies took place across the country, including: New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., St. Petersburg, Portland. Some colleges, such as Rutgers University in New Jersey, also planned walkouts and marches.

Statistically, women make up more than 47% of the workforce and are dominant among registered nurses, dental assistants, cashiers, accountants and pharmacists. They make up at least a third of physicians and surgeons, and the same with lawyers and judges. Women also represent 55% of all college students.

At the same time, American women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. The median income for women was $40,742 in 2015, compared with $51,212 for men.

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