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Speakers at forum in Schenectady lament gender wage gap

Congressman Paul Tonko is pictured at a press conference regarding equal pay for equal work, increasing the minimum wage and strengthening capital region families at the YWCA on Sunday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Congressman Paul Tonko is pictured at a press conference regarding equal pay for equal work, increasing the minimum wage and strengthening capital region families at the YWCA on Sunday.
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With its varying hours and nearly 30-mile commute, Kim Cherry’s job working for a printer in Saratoga County does not do much to help her move off the cusp of poverty. The 49-year-old woman makes $9.25 per hour and sometimes finds herself marooned at work if her hours keep her there later then the last CDTA bus heads south after midnight. Her plight is difficult for her to stomach, even before factoring in the notion ...

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