President Obama: “When women succeed, America succeeds.”

Kay Morrison is 90 years old. And in 1943, when she worked as a journeyman welder on the assembly line at Kaiser Shipyard #2 in Richmond, California, she earned the same wage as the… man working the graveyard shift alongside her.

As Kay said, “it can be the same today.”

And yet, on average, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.

Earning equal pay starts with a conversation — and that’s why, this week, President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their pay.

Watch the President — and Kay — speak about this issue. And if you learned something new, pass it on:  See More

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