One year ago today, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became law, correcting a deplorable Supreme Court decision that would have left women similar to Lilly Ledbetter with virtually no recourse to address pay discrimination. While this was a great victory, we call on the Senate to take the next step and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Women working full-time, year-round are paid about 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. The Paycheck Fairness Act will help change this long-standing pay inequity by:
The House has already passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, and there are 35 co-sponsors in the Senate. It’s time for the Senate to advance this bill (S.182) to make clear that wage discrimination must stop. Please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your senators’ offices. Thank those who have already co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act and urge the rest to support this critical legislation today. Click Here for a list of Co-sponsors .
Please join CLUW, the only national organization for union women, as we fight to end pay discrimination.