Equal Pay Dems Push Rauner On Gender Wage Bill By Brian Mackey • Aug 10, 2018 Illinois Democrats are trying to put Gov. Bruce Rauner on the spot over equal pay for women. They’re pushing him to sign legislation that would prohibit employers from asking job applicants about salary history. Same Job, Less Pay By Rich Egger • May 27, 2014 The Shop Talk panelists discuss a survey that found women journalists earn 17% less than their male counterparts. Tuesday Signifies Equal Pay Day For Women By Emily Boyer • Apr 7, 2014 Goog Free Use Images Equal Pay Day, April 8th, marks how far beyond the end of the year a woman needs to work to match a man's salary for a single year. The national average shows women earn 77% of men's salaries.