01 Jun '12, 4am

House Blocks Move To Vote On Paycheck Fairness Act | Care2 Causes

House Blocks Move To Vote On Paycheck Fairness Act | Care2 Causes

On Thursday the House of Representatives rejected an effort to bring to a vote the Paycheck Fairness Act, once again turning its back on working women and families. The fight against pay equity is a key component in the Republican assault on women’s rights. The Paycheck Fairness Act is not a radical piece of legislation, It would close loopholes in existing law, prohibit retaliation against workers who discuss their salaries, reward employers who have good pay practices and provide assistance to those small businesses that need help adopting equal pay policies. Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families condemned the vote: At this time when America’s women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, resulting in more than $10,000 in lost income each year, the nation badly needs Congress to pass this bill. Nearly 15 million househo...

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