Should The ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ Be Passed?

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By: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Have you ever wanted to know how much money your co-workers make? You may get your chance. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Rosa DeLauro have introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act and have done so as an “equal rights issue.”  It’s an endorsement to level the playing field for employees by making payroll decisions public. I find it super interesting that it is two women who introduced this act, because contrary to what you might think, women are quite often, still paid less than their male counterparts in the same position!

Despite efforts to even the score, a 2011 study from the Institute For Women’s Policy research found that women, on average, make 82% of what their male counterparts make.

Gender aside, there are lots of people who work together, doing the exact same job and are not being paid the same at all. If everyone knew what all their coworkers were earning, do you think it would lead to equal pay, or tension in the workplace? People earn raises over time, so someone with 20 years on the job should probably earn more than someone who has only been at the same company for one year, don’t you think?

Would you like to know how much all of your co-workers make?

Read more on this at Huffington Post

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