Terry O'Neil President of NOW talks about the recent defeat of the Equal Pay Act
Terry O'Neill the President of NOW-the National Organization for Women- talks about the failure of the U.S. Senate to support the Paycheck Fairness Act from being brought up for a debate and receiving a vote. In a 52-47 vote the Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes to invoke closure to end a fillibuster on the Act. Terry then discussed the importantce of this act to corect some of the loop holes lin the Equal Pay act which was passed in 1963 but has not been able to achieve parity for women. Women are being paid 77 cents to a man's dollar for equal work..This results in an average of 10,784 dollars in wages every year.
for more information go to www.now.org. Other good resources are the National Women's Law Center at www.nwlc.org and check employment discrimination. The Institute for Women's Policy research has good data. www.iwpr.orgcomments powered by Disqus