Black Enterprise: Demanding Equality – Women’s Equal Pay Day Addresses Pay Inequality for Women

March 12. 2024

Equal Rights Advocates, Equal Pay Today, and Deborah J. Vagins (ERA National Campaigns Director, and Director of Equal Pay Today) are mentioned in a Black Enterprise article about Equal Pay Day:

This has led to a push for more comprehensive federal action, such as the Salary Transparency Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, two bills that have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate on multiple occasions. Deborah Vagins, the national campaign director of Equal Rights Advocates and the director of Equal Pay Today, told CNN that these federal actions are critical to getting women actual pay equity sooner rather than later.

According to Equal Pay Today, the Paycheck Fairness Act, in particular, contains significant protections for those impacted by the gender pay gap. That act in particular would “bar retaliation against workers who voluntarily discuss or disclose their wages; close loopholes that have allowed employers to pay women less than men for the same work … [and] ensure women can receive the same robust remedies for sex-based pay discrimination that are currently available to those subjected to discrimination based on race and ethnicity.”

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