Supreme Court denies justice to women of Wal-Mart: We demand Paycheck Fairness
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Supreme Court denies justice to women of Wal-Mart: We demand Paycheck Fairness

    1. Sponsored by

      American Association of University Women

In the wake of the disappointing Supreme Court decision on Wal-Mart v. Dukes, we continue to march toward Equal Pay.

The Supreme Court's misguided decision preventing the women of Wal-Mart to take on America's largest private employer as a nationwide class-action group is deeply disappointing, to say the least.

But we must continue our fight for Equal Pay, as women still earn only 77 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by men.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would update our 48-year-old fair pay laws, close loopholes, and prohibit retaliation against workers who inquire about employers’ wage practices.

Families today are more dependent on a woman’s earnings for economic survival than ever before. And with so many experiencing the consequences of the worst recession since the Great Depression, pay equity is more than a question of fairness; it’s a question of survival.

Equal pay isn’t just morally right, and it doesn’t just benefit women—it benefits families, communities, and the nation.

Tell your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act today.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Brianna Lopez MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 3 years ago

      How is paying women less than men any different than paying white people more than black people? It is discriminatory, and unjust! It is unethical and needs to end. Equal work for equal pay!

    • Carolin Southern HIGHLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I can't believe there is still unequal pay in America! This is wrong. A fair day's wage for a fair day's work!

    • Ann Tolo OLYMPIA, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Women deserve respect and human rights

    • eva rinaldi WAUSAU, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      Wasn't the original reason men were paid more because they were more likely to be supporting families on their wages?

      In this day and age, a woman is more likely to be supporting a child on her wage than a man is.

    • Jenny Lynn LOUISVILLE, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      I am so tired of seeing these things that degrade us Womaen! Pay should not be based on gender. They are basically saying Men work harder than Women! Do men carry an extra 7 pounds or more for 9 months? can they bleed for a week and not die? do they take care of their children, cook and clean all at the same time? Women are not objects. We work just as hard of not harder!


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