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.