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Paycheck Fairness Act heads to the Senate

After passing the House by a vote of 217-210, the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021 is heading for the Senate. To address the persistent gender pay gap in the United States, the bill would require employers to demonstrate that gender is not the reason they pay employees different wages, strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws, and put in place robust remedies for discrimination.

Women earn just 82 cents for every dollar White men earn—and the pay disparity is worse for Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous women. This gender gap exists across nearly all occupations, including female-dominated professions such as education. The Paycheck Fairness Act will help end these disparities and show our students that we believe in equal pay for equal work.


Email your senators and ask them to support the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021.

9 responses to “Paycheck Fairness Act heads to the Senate

  1. I don’t believe there is a pay disparity. There is no proof that women and minorities earn less money for the same job. I agree with Frank above that the Equal Pay Act that was enacted in 1964 prevents discrimination in pay and wages. Creating another Act called the Fairness Act sounds good and makes politicians look good but actually is unnecessary. We already have the Equal Pay Act in place from 1964.

  2. Women are just as much a part of the financial stability in the households of America as are their maie counterparts. They work just as hard in their postions of employment and therefore should be paid equally for their work. It should not matter what their sex or color is if they have earned a check it should be equal to their co-workers. Equal pay for equal work!

    1. Women are just as much a part of the financial stability in the households of America as are their maie counterparts. They work just as hard in their postions of employment and therefore should be paid equally for their work. It should not matter what their sex or color is if they have earned a check it should be equal to their co-workers. Equal pay for equal work!

  3. Women earn just 82 cents for every dollar White men earn—and the pay disparity is worse for Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous women. This gender gap exists across nearly all occupations, including female-dominated professions such as education. The Paycheck Fairness Act will help end these disparities and show our students that we believe in equal pay for equal work. This is baloney! There’s always a disparity or gender gap. It seems that white men are the cause of all the problems in this country. What a joke! Give me a break! The EQUAL PAY ACT was passed in 1964 making the above statement and actions illegal. Stop with all this WOKE crap! We don’t need this act.

    1. Just because a law was enacted does not mean that it is followed. There’s always a loophole being exploited until someone gets caught. And maybe you should delve deep into the history of white men in this country, you’ll see how many laws and rules were for THEM ONLY and still applies today which clearly, you support.

  4. Why is this still an issue in this country? Equal pay for equal work has been an issue for too long! Is it still the males keeping this issue going? Grow up! Equal means equal!

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