Womenstake: House Passes Key Pay Equity Bills

Womenstake: House Passes Key Pay Equity Bills
January 09, 2009
House Passes Key Pay Equity Bills

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today applauded the House of Representatives for demonstrating its commitment to equal pay for equal work by successfully passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. A statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of NWLC, follows:

“The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act are key pieces in the fight for pay equity, seeking to reverse the Supreme Court’s devastating ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and give women critically important tools to fight the workplace discrimination that causes the persistent wage gap—a necessary component to stimulating the economy.

“Women are vital players in ensuring the economic security of America’s families. By passing these bills, the House has sent a powerful message that our country will not tolerate discrimination that costs women and their families sorely-needed income, especially in these tough economic times.

“Current law is full of loopholes and catch-22s that make it almost impossible to remedy pay discrimination. Now that the House has taken this critically-important step, we urge the Senate to take up the cause of working women and their families, and to pass this legislation immediately.

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