Yesterday – June 10 – was the 45th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act — the law that made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform equal work. I meant to blog about it yesterday, but got overwhelmed and forgot. It was signed by President Kennedy back in 1963.
Even now women still only earn 77 cents to the dollar so these wage laws really need to be strengthened. Several bills have been introduced repeatedly — including the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Fair Pay Act — Congress still hasn’t stepped up to the plate. Also the Senate still hasn’t passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would have a major impact on the lives of women who’ve been subject to pay discrimination.
Maybe with a new president things will get better next year? Lets hope so!
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