President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.
The bills clarify when employers are allowed to pay differing wages, and ensure that employees are allowed to reveal how much they earn without being retaliated against.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and reporter Lisa Sylvester did a thorough fact-check of all the points made in the recent debate between Alex Castellanos and Rachel Maddow on pay inequity and found that… Maddow was right.
The Paycheck Fairness Act is slated to come up for a vote this Wednesday, November 17th. Unless it passes, it could take another 50 years for women to achieve pay equity.
The Paycheck Fairness Act is set to be voted on in November. If it passes, the journey towards fair pay for women in the United States will get oh-so-much shorter.
What does fair pay mean to you? Equality? Justice? What about the ability to care for the family you have and plan for the family you want?