EQUAL PAY DAY

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April 8, 2014 is Equal Pay Day.  It is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Thanks to the gender pay gap, it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up that 23-percent difference.

The National Committee on Pay Equity supports two bills in Congress aimed at curbing wage discrimination. The bills work on different aspects of wage discrimination, and both are needed to fully close the wage gap.

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The Fair Pay Act (S.168, H.R.438) is sponsored by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). It seeks to end wage discrimination against those who work in female-dominated or minority-dominated jobs by establishing equal pay for equivalent work. For example, within individual companies, employers could not pay jobs that are held predominately by women less than jobs held predominately by men if those jobs are equivalent in value to the employer. The bill also protects workers on the basis of race or national origin. The Fair Pay Act makes exceptions for different wage rates based on seniority, merit, or quantity or quality of work. It also contains a small business exemption. and The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.84, H.R.377)

The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.84, H.R.377), sponsored by Senator Barbara Milkuski (D-MD) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), strengthens and updates the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The bill expands damages under the Equal Pay Act and amends its very broad fourth affirmative defense. In addition, the Paycheck Fairness Act calls for a study of data collected by the EEOC and proposes voluntary guidelines to show employers how to evaluate jobs with the goal of eliminating unfair disparities. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on January 9, 2009. It was defeated in the Senate on a 58-41 procedural vote on Nov. 17, 2010 and again on June 5, 2012 on another 52-47 procedural vote that was strictly along party lines.

Why Congress MUST ACT to close the wage gap for WOMEN.

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The-Simple-Truth About the Gender Pay Group.

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CHRISTIANS: STOP WHINING

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

PISSED OFF RANT ALERT (motivated by a recent browse-by of the Conservative Tribune Face Book page):

A simple Google search of the phrase “Banned from praying” produces roughly 75 million results.  Most of the complainers are Christian.   And yet most Christians do not even know what the Bible says about praying in public.

Christians, allow me to clear this up for you.

[A-hem] Ladies and Gentlemen, please open your bibles and kindly  turn to Matthew 6:5-6…

READ THIS PASSAGE ALOUD WITH ME: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are  for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

What this means folks, is that you don’t have to make a public display of your secret conversations with the  imaginary sky fairy.

                What Would Jesus Do?  Well, I think I just cleared that up for you. face palm

Mad As Hell?

2014-01-29-EqualPayMadWomenNewAlmost half a century has gone by since the passage of the Equal Pay Act and yet a sizable  gap remains between the compensation women and men receive for comparable jobs.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, is EQUAL PAY DAY.   RAISE your voice.  Make some NOISE.  GET.IT.DONE.

If FAIR PAY isn’t important to you, then sit there and DO NOTHING!

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