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Fair Pay Act hits 5th anniversary

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An honest day's work for an honest day's pay became a lot easier for women after the Fair Pay Act went into effect.

This month marks the 5th anniversary of that act. It helps ensure women in the workforce are compensated equally to their male co-workers. Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon shadowed a female employee at Northern Illinois Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center. The purpose was to celebrate the Fair Pay Act and see how women in the workforce thrive. While Simon says women's rights have come a long way, there's still work to do.

"We've made some progress but we shouldn't take that progress for granted. and we need to be aware of who is working in our workforce that is a little bit different from generations ago and that's a good thing," said Simon.

The Fair Pay Act was the first law President Obama signed.

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