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Obama: Women Deserve 'Fair Pay'

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FILE - President Barack Obama, Oct. 8, 2014.

FILE - President Barack Obama, Oct. 8, 2014.

U.S. President Barack Obama says there are still women earning less than men for doing the same work.

The president said Saturday in his weekly address "we don't have second-class citizens in this country - we shouldn't in the workplace either."

He said women deserve "fair pay" and they deserve a "fair shot" at success.

Obama said one solution to raising women's pay is for Congress to pass a minimum wage increase, something they have not done for seven years.

President Obama said about 28 million workers would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage to 10 dollars and 10 cents and more than half of those workers would be women.

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