The Works Café proudly announces it will participate in National Equal Pay Day on April 10, 2018 by providing a 20% discount to women in all eight Cafés. This discount is equivalent to the percentage in the wage gap between men and women. Nationally, women are paid just 80 cents for every dollar a man is paid.
Equal pay means more prosperity for families. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, providing equal pay would bring 3.1 million working women and their families out of poverty. That means 25.8 million children would benefit from closing the wage gap.
“I grew up with a single mom,” said Richard French, President of The Works Café. “I know first-hand the implications of the wage gap -- how hard my mom had to work to make ends meet. That’s why it’s a critical issue for me now. I want to urge others to connect the dots between wages and the health of families.”
The Works Café partners for Equal Pay Day include Granite State Progress and MomsRising.
Equal Pay Day was created in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity. It is held in April to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
The Works Café is an eight-unit regional bakery café concept founded in 1988 -- including seven company-owned stores and one franchise. Our menu features delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches made with antibiotic- and hormone-free meats and local cage-free eggs on artisan breads and traditional NY-style bagels, chef-inspired salads, hearty soups and real fruit and veggie smoothies. Cafés are located in Brattleboro and Manchester, VT; Concord, Durham, Keene and Portsmouth, NH; Amherst, MA and Portland, ME.
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