Obama, Senate Dems court women with fair pay bill
by Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
June 05, 2012 08:08 AM | 759 views | 4 4 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are courting female voters by pushing a bill that calls for equal pay in the workplace.

Democrats say women now earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man and that the bill would require companies to show that differences in wages are not based on gender. It also would prohibit retaliation against employees who reveal their own wages or seek details about their employers' pay policies.

Republicans say the legislation would place unnecessary burdens on businesses.

The measure is not expected to win the 60 votes needed to advance Tuesday. It is a device Democrats are using to try to protect their political advantage among critical women voters in this year's presidential and congressional elections.

Comments
(4)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
Gringo Bandito
|
June 06, 2012
On average women make 77% of what men make as a whole, not on the same job. This is because on the large scale, women work more low paying jobs than men. The liberal left wants to perpetuate the myth that women make less doing the same work, which is just not true.
NorthSouth
|
June 05, 2012
It appears that Veteran Observer is watching Fix News all day!!! But looking to November 2012, he and Fox Noise will be looking around and trying to figure out what happened!! Based on his definition of "failure" what did W do for this country???
Veteran Observer
|
June 05, 2012
Comrades Obama and Reid take another step in undermining our economic system which is the envy of the world! I employ in two different companies 56 people, of which 40 have been hired in the past twelve months! They have all been hired individually and agreed to pay based on their responsibilities, needs, and past experience and education. They are very happy! If I have to take into account gender to determine what I pay to folks, I will sell my companies and lay everyone off!!! Oh, I also pay quarterly bonuses based on profitability and performance not whether they have ovaries or not! The American public is waking up to Mr Obama's lack of experience and utter failure as a leader and we will elect Governor Romney in November!
Absolutely agreed
|
June 06, 2012
This bill is nothing but desparation to get votes. He is lip service and nothing else. I am a woman and already aware that employers set up jobs by responsibilities, not gender. This bill is useless due to jobs being set up by responsibilities. Companies create job responsibilities so they can pay men more money. This bill would simply add to the court dockets and make attornies wealthier with no results. Wise up people!
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides