Our National Ally Fights for Equal Pay

Our National Ally, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), is playing a leading role in pushing Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Yesterday, AAUW advocates stood next to Senator Barbara A. Mikulski  (D-MD) and other female Senators and advocacy groups to rally for the bill’s passage.  According to the New York Times, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the Democratic majority leader, is expected to file a motion today to bring the bill up for a vote.  If passed, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which failed in a procedural vote in 2010, will close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and bar all retaliation against workers who share information about their wages with co-workers.

To read more about this story, visit: http://www.aauw.org/media/pressreleases/PFA_052212.cfm

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