Tuesday, April 8, 2014

U.S. Senate Expected to Vote on Equal Pay Today!

From our friends at MomsRising

Today is Equal Pay Day, the day we mark as the point when women's earnings (beginning on January 1, 2013) catch up with men's earnings for 2013.

Today is also the day that the Senate will once again take up the Paycheck Fairness Act. Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act is an important step in the campaign to close the wage gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act would, among other things, prohibit employers from retaliating against workers who discuss salaries with colleagues. It would also require employers to prove that any pay differences exist for legitimate, job-related reasons.

As an organization that works with women and families, PathWays PA knows the value of equal work for equal pay. The money that families lose to the pay gap each year could cover 89 weeks worth of food or 3,000 gallons of gasoline per family.

Now is the time to make sure Senators are listening and to tell them if you support the Paycheck Fairness Act!

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