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‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ Would Allow Employees to Discuss Salaries

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Sen. Rosa DeLauro

 

CBS DC

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)- A ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ introduced in Congress last week would require employers to show pay disparity is related to job-performance and prohibit employer retaliation for sharing salary information with coworkers.

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats, said their legislation is aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women and would also address loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act.

Currently, the law allows employers to sue or otherwise punish employees for sharing their salary information and women still make just 77 cents on their male counterpart’s dollar, according to Sen. Mikulski’s office.

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SNIP: What about  availability, job performance and pay raise?

» 18 Comments

  1. Corky

    February 1st, 2013

    Will they start with the women working for the White House who are underpaid by somewhere around 17%?? Clean your own crate first you pigs!

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  2. Bad Brad

    February 1st, 2013

    We’ve never been able to keep employees from talking about their wage. So a long time ago we wrote up job descriptions for every position it the company and listed the compensation for that position. Made it public knowledge. End of problem.

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 1st, 2013

    …and women still make just 77 cents on their male counterpart’s dollar…

    Uh, NO!

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  4. Horrorman18

    February 1st, 2013

    Any legislation that has the word “Fairness” in it’s title is a POS and should be DOA on the House floor

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  5. EdithMcEffenDikk

    February 1st, 2013

    Whatever Boobie and the Dimmies want in the Senate, the House has no sayso…..Senate passes it, Dimmies in charge, Boobie signs it either as a one-sided illegal act or excutive commands, and there it is …done screwing…

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  6. EdithMcEffenDikk

    February 1st, 2013

    **executive**

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  7. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 1st, 2013

    Thanks, Cardigan, for putting a red X where DeLauro’s and/or Mikulski’s mugshot should have gone. If I want to see a picture of either I’ll look in a dictionary under “FUGLY.”

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  8. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 1st, 2013

    @ Edith – Exsqueeze me?

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  9. Dr. Tar

    February 1st, 2013

    I was listening the other night to a report from Sweden where everyone’s pay is public information. The local paper publishes an annually report of the top 10 pay checks in town. The business people interviewed seem resigned to this reality and stated that it tends to cause a lot of envy and anomosity among the citizens.

    Besides, if you were not making as much as other people, would you want that to be disclosed to the public as well? Folks might wondering if you’re really that hard a worker or that skilled at your job. Imagine trying to explain that one to a prospective employer.

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  10. KF

    February 1st, 2013

    Aside from the Marxist “fairness” crap in the title, the bs detector is pinging on this one.

    Whatever the title of a bill is say for example the fictitious title “the war widows and orphan assistance act of 2013″ it’s going to have pork projects, say for building a football stadium in Alaska that will put money in some cronies’ pocket. Plus they’ll try to sneak some other tax or unpopular legislation in under the radar using a bill title to get sympathy. The 0bama Porkulus bill had most of the death panel legislation rather than 0bamacare is a good example

    Both parties do it all the time. :evil:

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  11. Claudia

    February 1st, 2013

    To use a now-famous quote: “what difference does it make” when people no longer have employment after Obama is through killing jobs in the USA?

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  12. jeckelmyhyde

    February 1st, 2013

    OK, lets start by talking about these two congressional moron’s salaries, I think that they both make too much.

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  13. I Luv Bacon

    February 1st, 2013

    More red tape for our business-owners please.

    B. Mikulski, commie-maryland.

    That Rosa sure is the poster-thing for cloward-pliven, isn’t it?

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  14. Carlos The Jackal

    February 1st, 2013

    Leave it to this stupid bitch to make a federal case out of a non-issue.
    At the rate we’re going, before too long everyone will have the same “paycheck” because we’ll all be on the government dole.

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  15. Tim

    February 1st, 2013

    WTF has the Federal gov’t to do with anyone’s paycheck except for Federal employees?

    We need these maggots out of our bread – time for some serious diazinon.

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  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 1st, 2013

    Unemployment is 7.9, isnt it?
    Priorities, libs. Priorities.

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  17. Eric

    February 1st, 2013

    From each according to HIS ability,
    To each according to HER need?

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  18. Mr.Gates

    February 1st, 2013

    Women make more than men. Women get more Bachelors degrees. Women get more Masters degrees. Women get more Medical Doctors degrees. It has been this way since 1980. And they still can’t figure out how to date a man who can afford to treat them to a brand new condom. They have to force everyone else to pay them for having sex.

    LIBERALS!!!

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