Sunday, November 21, 2010

Setback for Paycheck Fairness

Apparently our senate is not making wage discrimination a priority:

A bill aimed at stamping out wage discrimination was blocked Wednesday as too few senators voted to move forward with the legislation, the Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 17. The Paycheck Fairness Act was short by two votes.

The bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last year and would have amended the Equal Pay Act to limit the defense that employers can use to respond to charges of wage discrimination based on sex, among other actions. In a press statement, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said she would continue fighting for the legislation so "women are not treated as second class citizens by employers who refuse to compensate them in a fair and equitable manner."

You know what to do, contact your senator and tell them that you want them to stand up for equal pay.


Anonymous said...

The problem with feminist "paycheck fairness" is the fine print.

Feminists tend to want "equal pay for equal work", regardless of education or experience, which is foolish.

I'm sorry, if a male is working at a company, and has been there a decade, and has more education than you on top of that, even if you join the company at the same tier as them, you don't deserve to get paid as much, just because you have a vagina.

Sorry. Your ovaries don't suddenly make you his equal in that company. Having 10 years experience and an equal education would.

Most of the wage disparity feminists cry about comes from a disparity in education or experience.

Convenient you leave out that minor detail.

Amelia said...

Thank you for informing feminists what feminists think. Good job! (Please read sarcasm into this comment)