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Kathleen Rice on Civil Rights

 

 


Close the gender pay gap

Closing the gender pay gap is not only a matter of justice for women stuck earning less than men for equal work. It is also a matter of harnessing the untapped potential of women to fully contribute to our local and national economies. From their first year out of college straight through to retirement, women are paid less, promoted less, and less frequently placed in the policymaking positions they have earned.

The 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a crucial first step toward economic fairness & empowerment for women in the workplace. But the gender pay gap has been hundreds of years in the making, and Kathleen knows that in order to close it once & for all, we need to pass legislation that extends these protections to all employees.

Kathleen will work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will close loopholes and bolster federal enforcement of equal pay laws, impose stricter penalties for employers who violate those laws, and prohibit retaliation against workers who discuss their pay.

Source: 2014 New York House campaign website, KathleenRice.com , Oct 10, 2014

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