Maloney Calls on Congress to Pass Paycheck Fairness ActJun 11th, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Political
On the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy signing the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney called for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which guarantees more equal pay enforcement under the law and provides more resources for women to fight pay discrimination in the workforce.
“Fifty years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. That’s just wrong. As the father of two young girls, I want to ensure they grow up in a world where they get equal pay for equal work,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “We all benefit when women are treated equally under the law – it makes our families, communities and economy stronger.”
A recent report by the American Association of University Women highlighted that women in New York are paid $8,275 less a year than men which adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout a lifetime. The Paycheck Fairness Act strengthens and closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act by providing effective remedies to women who are not being paid equal wages for doing equal work and protecting employees from retaliation for sharing salary information with their co-workers.