Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We're at that time of year again, the day at which women's pay catches up with men's pay for 2010. Although the cause of this disparity is hotly contested, the fact that it exists is not. In recognition of the significance of the day, Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D. Conn.) will reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act Last year, the Paycheck Fairness Act passed the House and was two votes shy of overcoming a filibuster in the Senate in the last Congress.
Given the philosophical differences in the current Congress on what creates jobs, and skepticism at pay claims like that in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, I'm not optimistic that the bill will pass even the House this time.
--and for more fun facts about Equal Pay, see the posts at Blog for Fair Pay Day, sponsored by the National Women's Law Center and MomsRising.org.