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The US Equal Pay Pledge

I was reading a very interesting article in Los Angeles Times about  the new U.S. administration's  initiative to close the gender salary gap, the so called Equal Pay Pledge - Click here to see the full LA Times article. According to this commitment, each company will conduct a yearly analysis of its pay practices, review hiring and promotion procedures and adopt practices aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women. IKEA, Facebook, Apple, Linkedin and Microsoft are amongst the companies that have already signed the pledge. Currently, women make up nearly half the U.S. labor force, "yet in 2014, a woman working full-time year-round in America earned only 79% of what the typical man earned". In the  European Commission website  you find that equal pay for equal work is one of the founding principles of the European Union embedded in the Treaties since 1957. The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides that each Member State shall ensure