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The Paycheck Fairness Act

Equal Pay for Equal Work a No-Brainer, Right?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. They do not deserve to be discriminated against in salary on the basis of gender. Seems obvious. And yet not a single Republican voted in favor of the Act, and many Americans no longer know what to think, either. The problem is that the message has been greatly muddled, twisted, and usurped, mostly for political gain.

Scott Brown's Shameful Campaign

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

In an era of cool media, Brown has what it takes to be red hot, which makes the campaign he's running against Elizabeth Warren puzzling if not downright disgusting. But let's start with puzzling.

Senate Minority Block Equal Pay for Women

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Marcia D. Greenberger

Making the equal pay laws truly work should not be up for debate. Every woman in the country should expect -- and demand -- no less.

On Equal Pay Day, Step Up or Step Out of the Way

Deborah Frett | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

It's time for America's business community to step up with fair pay or step out of the way of legislation like the just re-introduced Paycheck Fairness Act that will help ensure pay equity.

Senate Republicans Tell Women: You Are Mere Pawns

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

In the great game to topple the President and beat the Democrats, every Republican Senator voted as a united bloc to stop the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act for women.

Equal Pay: A Matter of Economic Survival

Page Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Page Gardner

Today is "Equal Pay Day," the day that symbolizes how far into 2010 it takes for women to earn the same amount men made in 2009.