Friday, March 12, 2010

Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

Just wanted to share this, from the ACLU:
Even today, in 2009, women still make only 78 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts. The gap for women of color is even wider. In April, Equal Pay Day was an important reminder of this persistent wage gap and the urgent need to take action to ensure that women can receive equal pay for equal work.

Last January, President Obama took a crucial first step in addressing workplace discrimination by signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Now, we need your support in pressing for another bold strike against wage discrimination. We need the tools to close for once and for all this ongoing pay gap for women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, S. 182.

I just sent a note to my member of Congress urging them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act. You can do the same here:

1 comment:

  1. The gender wage gap is largely caused by factors other than discrimination. Discrimination plays only a very small part of it. The Consad study for the Dept. of Labor, and every unbiased study on the subject, proves that. To equate every unequal outcome with discrimination is silly.