USWCC Signs Coalition Letter Against Weaker Fair Pay Bill

USWCC Signs Coalition Letter Against Weaker Fair Pay Bill

USWCC signed a women’s coalition letter urging Senators not to support the “Workplace Advancement Act” (S. 2200) - a much weaker fair pay bill than the Paycheck Fairness bill. This inadequate bill suggests that there is just one solution to address the gender pay gap: a very weak non-retaliatory provision that is so narrowly drawn it would do more harm than good. In addition, the bill includes a sense of the Congress that recommits to the legal principles previously passed in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, a law that no longer has the teeth necessary to make meaningful strides in closing the gender pay gap.

The letter urged Senators instead to support the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 862) which thoroughly addresses non-retaliation protections while making a host of other overdue revisions to the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The gender pay gap is a real problem that deserves a comprehensive solution.

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