Today's Date: August 11, 2022
Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   USA Cares Receives Grant Award from Disabled Veterans National Foundation   •   Poll: Over Half of Voters of Color Oppose Government Negotiation of Drug Prices Once They Learn About Consequences for Patients   •   Minto Group releases 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report   •   SUSAN G. KOMEN® SHARES TIPS TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE   •   Test Release special characters in the headline © ® ™ é ñ ü ç î ò   •   Historically Black Catholic School, Heart of Mary Seeks to Boost Enrollment; Launches Campaign to Promote School's Strong Educat   •   Good.Lab Releases ESG Materiality Assessment Software Tool   •   Treehouse Takes Bold Step to End Foster Care-to-Prison Pipeline   •   Accessibility Standards Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Saskatchewan to coordinate accessibility   •   Stanford Student Tiffany Chang Wins Miss Taiwanese American Pageant by Redefining STEM with Spectacular Homemade Robot for Her T   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Canada and Fisher River Cree Nation partner to launch the Red Turtle Lodge Cultural Centre   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   Casa de Amparo, TrueCare and Lennar Announce the Grand Opening of the TrueCare & Lennar Foundation Health Center at Casa de   •   LIBERTY Dental Plan of New York Awards 12 Scholarships in Partnership with PENCIL   •   Mogul Launches Nationwide Campaign Called “Build Better Boards” to Champion More Diverse Boards   •   “What I Want to Know with Kevin P. Chavous” Podcast Launches Third Season in Search of Answers to Education’s   •   Greenwood and Travis Hunter Sign NIL Deal and Partner to Launch the “Choose Black” Campaign

Notice: Undefined index: currentSection in /home/blackradionetwork/public_html/page.php on line 176
Bookmark and Share

SENATE SHORTCHANGES WOMEN

 

WASHINGTON - A minority of senators has blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), a bill that would help women workers fight pay discrimination, from coming to the Senate floor for a vote.

The Paycheck Fairness Act updates and strengthens the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which made it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially the same work. 

 

PFA has been a major priority of the civil and human rights community.  In a statement following today's vote, Nancy Zirkin, executive vice president of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said:

"The decision by a minority of senators to block consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) is extremely troubling, especially in these trying economic times. PFA, which passed the House overwhelmingly more than a year ago, would have given women and the families who rely on them effective tools to fight pay discrimination and ensure that they receive equal wages to men who perform substantially the same work.

Pay discrimination is real and it must be addressed. Women make up half of our workforce and their wages make up an increasing share of family incomes, yet women who work full time still earn, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar men earn. In 2008, women were 35 percent more likely to live in poverty than men. The statistics are even worse for women of color. Ensuring equal pay would mean basic fairness for women and their families, more food on family tables, more revenue for our businesses, and more economic stability for the country.

Our coalition, including many faith, labor, civil rights, and women's organizations, worked tirelessly to pass this bill and remain committed to eliminating gender-based pay discrimination. We commend the members of Congress who championed and supported PFA. While we've made some progress during the 111th Congress, today's vote indicates that we are still have far to go in recognizing the contributions that women make to our economy and our society."

 


STORY TAGS: WOMEN, MINORITY, DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY, FEMALE, UNDERREPRESENTED, EQUALITY, GENDER BIAS, EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News