Workplace protection for women gets final legislative approval

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Workplace protection for women gets final legislative approval

April 23, 2014 Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Minnesota Senate approved a measure in a 51-14 vote Wednesday that aims to strengthen working families

The Women's Economic Security Act closes the gender gap, strengthens workplace protections and expands employment opportunities for women in high-wage, high demand professions.

Studies show women on average earn 80 cents to the dollar that men earn.

The bill now heads to Governor Mark Dayton's desk for his signature.

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