Equal wages is a fight women were fighting in the 1930s and one that we are still fighting now. Recent Census Bureau data reports that full-time working women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men make per year. However, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is working to change that.
DeLauro is the sponsor of the equal pay legislation the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to change the disparities present in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and to address issues that women are facing in the workplace today. Read More
On Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would have ensured women be paid the same amount as their male counterparts. Despite the fact that this bill seems to make perfect sense to anyone with half a brain, the final vote was 52-47. The real mind-boggling cherry on top of this already non-sensical sundae is the fact that several female senators (who apparently don’t mind being paid less than their male counterparts all that much) were among those that voted against the bill. Read More
on Apr 06, 2011
At this point, it’s pretty common knowledge that the average woman only earns 77 cents to their male counterpart's dollar. Translated to a whopping $10,622 less a year, and the gap is even more substantial when both gender and race are factored in together. Introduced in January of 2009, the Paycheck Fairness Act was passed in the House on January 9, 2009, but was unfortunately defeated in the Senate, 58-41, on November 17, 2010. So let's try this again!!! We need to fully close the wage gap and end wage discrimination forever. Read More
BY Jules Abraham
on Apr 20, 2010
Today, April 20th, marks the time it would take the average woman to earn the same as her male counterpart did in the 2009 calendar year. Almost four months to get the same paycheck! Well personally, I find that ridiculous, and so do the ladies of Claim Change. Earlier today, Claim Change and the Women and Girls Foundation gathered to rally in Mellon Square, jingling the spare change in their purses as a symbol of the money women are still missing out on. Whether in Pittsburgh or not, you can still step up to the plate and do your part in support. Read More