Local bar gives women 20 percent discount on Equal Pay Day


One local bar is doing their part to bring awareness to the issue of unequal pay in the workplace.

April 10 is Equal Pay Day.

Spirit World in Aksarben hosted an "unhappy hour" to help bring awareness to the issue by giving women 20 percent cheaper drinks.

The Women's Fund of Omaha says women make up 65 percent of the workforce in Nebraska but they still earn less than men, on average, in every occupation.

"It's maddening that women will not get equal pay in the United States until 2119, that's 101 years from now and so we are celebrating and we are activating people so that they know what's going on and what they can do to ask for a raise and negotiate," Jill Heggen said.

Women's Fund of Omaha will be holding other unhappy hours later this year.

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