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Equal Pay for Equal Work Starts with
Paycheck Fairness

It is unbelievable that in 2012, women still make far less than their male counterparts based on gender alone. In retail, the wage gap is 36 cents! And corporate giants and other businesses continue to unfairly profit from women’s labor by paying them far less than they are worth.

But we can do something about this inequitable treatment by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.  The act will strengthen current laws to ensure women can have their day in court by:

  • Prohibiting retaliation against workers who inquire about employers’ wage practices or disclose their own wages;
  • Deterring wage discrimination by strengthening penalties for equal pay violations;
  • Empowering women to negotiate for equal pay;
  • Strengthening education and enforcement efforts;
  • Creating stronger incentives for employers to follow the law.

We all know that women deserve equal pay for equal work.  Without it, everyone suffers—women, their families, their communities, and America.  Take action today and ask Congress to ensure equal pay!