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

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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U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
I am writing you today to ask you to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act to help make equal pay a reality.

With two-thirds of American households fully or partially reliant on women’s paychecks, ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work is more critical than ever. Yet 48 years after passage of the Equal Pay Act, the wage gap persists, with women earning, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male colleagues.

Women and families need adequate protection against pay discrimination. Without this bill, unscrupulous employers can continue to exploit loopholes in the law and retaliate against employees who disclose their wages, and women will have fewer and weaker remedies for sex-based wage discrimination than do those subject to discrimination based on race, religion, or national origin.

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.

I urge you to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act today and help close the wage gap for the good of all Americans.