image description

Congressman Delaney Calling For Passage Of Paycheck Fairness Act

April 23rd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Sixth District Congressman John Delaney is calling for swift passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2013 to end the wage gap between men and women doing the same job.  April 9th marked “Equal Pay Day”, which symbolizes when, more than three months into the year, women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year. In January 2009, the Democratic-led 111th Congress passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – and it became the first bill signed into law by President Obama.  It restores the right of women to challenge unfair pay in court – however most House Republicans opposed the measure. Delaney says the gender gap has a trickledown effect that negatively impacts the overall economy…

Leave a Reply

View Mobile Site