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Survey: 2 in 3 Workers Believe They're Paid Unfairly

President Obama has made income inequality a big focus in 2014, and a new report shows two out of three workers believe they aren't paid fairly.A new report from career services site Glassdoor finds 42% of women say they are unfairly paid compared to 34% of men."It's a big number," says Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career expert. "Sixty-two percent also say they would consider leaving for a new job if there was a pay increase or if they don't feel they are moving toward a more fair pay level; they take off."In early April, Obama signed an executive order that prohibits federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss compensation rates, and an Presidential Memorandum instructing the Labor Department secretary to establish new regulations that require federal contractors to submit compensation data by sex and race.And the burden to fix this is on employers, Glassdoor finds, with more than half of respondents (57%) saying their employer is in the best position to fix the prob...

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