Women’s Rights

Wage Gap
Paycheck Fairness

Women still earn less than men

It’s time to close the wage gap.

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We support the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2021 to ensure that women get equal pay for equal work.
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On average, women still earn just 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, with women of color receiving even less.
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The Equal Pay Act of 1963 failed to fully close the wage gap due to limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies.
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The Paycheck Fairness Act would require employers who pay employees different amounts for doing the same job to demonstrate that gender is NOT the reason for the discrepancy.
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Other provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act guarantee working women the right to challenge pay discrimination and end the practice of pay secrecy.

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Bills in Congress

The bill would ensure employees have reasonable break time and a private place to pump breast milk, extending the 2010 Break Time Law’s coverage to the 9 million women—including educators—who were excluded from it.

A bill to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.

The legislation would require employers to provide reasonable break time and a private, non-bathroom space for breastfeeding employees to pump during the workday.


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