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.