In his recent column, U.S. Senate candidate Eliot Glassheim talked about several "family" issues ("North Dakota's senator can do more for families," Page A4, Sept. 7). I would like to address one such issue: equal pay. The term is something of a misnomer once one actually gets into the facts of the issue. Glassheim says women are paid 71 cents for every dollar earned by men for the same work. While the usual number for this talking point is 77 cents, the actual number, as reported by the Department of Labor in 2009, is closer to 95 cents.