Blog | Gender Equality

It's Time for Equal Pay

Equal Pay Day serves as a reminder of how far we still have to go to close the gender pay gap. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler (IBEW) has more on why unions are the best tool to achieve pay parity.

The House of Representatives recently passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would:

  • Prohibit employers from using salary history.

  • Protect against retaliation for discussing pay with colleagues.

  • Equalize discrimination claims based on gender, race and ethnicity.

Now it’s up to the Senate to bring it up for a vote and pass it. Add your name to the petition in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act.

The AFL-CIO Executive Council recently adopted a statement in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act and other equal pay efforts. Read it here.

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