3:30 pm, January 30th | by Colette McIntyre
Senator DeLauro, who has been responsible for introducing the Paycheck Fairness act for each of the past eight congresses (which must feel similar to banging one’s head repeatedly against a wall), designed the legislation to help women who believe they are victims of gender-based wage discrimination. In a press release, she said, “The Paycheck Fairness Act will help the Equal Pay Act fulfill its intended objective, offer real protections to ensure equal pay for equal work, and see that women are paid the same as the other half of our nation’s workforce for the same job.”
12:30 pm, June 5th | by Amy Tennery
Given the contentious nature of the gender pay gap debate, it’s not surprising that today’s Paycheck Fairness Act Senate vote is something of a nail-biter. The legislation, in essence, is asking some senators to vote on an issue many people don’t believe exists. Vote to help eliminate the gender pay gap — and while you’re at it, vote to end discrimination against unicorns, amiright?