Summary: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
“This bill would revise existing enforcement mechanisms to prevent wage discrimination based on gender. Exceptions in laws that prohibit wage differences between men and women would be limited to bona fide factors — like education, training, or experience.” (Source: Countable)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:
- Representative Craig cosponsored the resolution on 1/30/19.
- “I’m an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act because it’s long past time to strengthen working families by ensuring a woman receives the pay she deserves for doing the same job as the man working next to her.” (Source: Twitter, Rep Craig Tweet, 01/15/2019)
- “56 years ago today, the
#EqualPayAct was signed into law. 56 years later, we still have a lot of work left to do. Proud to be a cosponsor of the #PaycheckFairnessAct to strengthen the Equal Pay Act and make sure every woman is paid fairly for their work.” (Source: Twitter. Rep Craig Tweet, 6/10/19)
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- Issue Report. (Majority Leader Stenny Hoyer, March 26, 2019)
DeLauro, Murray Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act. (Source: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Press Release)
“Paycheck Fairness Act Would Give Working Families and Our Economy a Needed Boost.” (Source: Center for American Progress)
This bill has the support of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), National Partnership for Women & Families, National Organization for Women (NOW), and EMILY’s List. (Source: Countable)