Connect the Dots
Let’s look at the issue of Fair Pay and connect the dots
The Chamber of Commerce spent $53 million in 2007 to stop an increase in the minimum wage. So Washington is stuck in neutral. Even though...
Of everyday Americans believe that the minimum wage should keep a full-time worker out of poverty.
The number of working Americans living in poverty.
300 to 1
Corporate CEO compensation is 300 times more than the average worker salary.
Sources: Demos, Hart Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Lilly Ledbetter: Time to end the wage gap for women
• Jan 29, 2016
USA Today By: Lilly Ledbetter
The first bill President Obama signed into law his first year in office was, to my great pride, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. During his final year in office, it is my hope that we can witness a new spate of progress on equal pay for women.
The act that bears my name was a step forward for women, families, and the bedrock American values of fairness and equality. Yet on its seven-year anniversary, we still have a gender gap on wages.State legislators and advocates from around the country are launching a “week of action” to draw attention to that gap and how it can be closed.
When I learned that I had been paid significantly less than my male counterparts at the Goodyear plant in Gadsen, Ala., I filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. Yet in its 2007 Ledbetter v. Goodyear ruling, the Supreme Court ruled against me because I filed my challenge long after the 180-day statute of limitations had ended. Because of the way the law was written, it didn’t matter that I was unaware of the wage discrimination during that time window.
Voices from around the country.
I’m 24 years old, recently out of college, and finally entering the work force. As an active voter, it disappoints me as an American that millionaires and billionaires are able to make my one vote seem more and more insignificant with each passing election. The size of their wallets and ability to open up massive pipelines of cash into the political process will never stop me from supporting those who have my best interest at heart. HR 20 stands up for me and millions of Americans who might not be able to write those hefty checks but find the value of casting their ballot on Election Day to be just as significant.