Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a bill that would have ensured women are paid the same amount as their male counterparts.
The Senate failed to secure the 60 votes needed to advance the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have required employers to demonstrate that any salary differences between men and women doing the same work are not gender-related. The bill also would have prohibited employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with their co-workers, and would have required the Labor Department to increase its outreach to employers to help eliminate pay disparities.
- Senate debating Paycheck Fairness Act Monday, but Republicans remain opposed to fair pay (dailykos.com)
- What You Need To Know About The Paycheck Fairness Act (ibtimes.com)
- Paycheck Fairness Act fails; President Obama, Democrats continue lying and using women (twitchy.com)