May 21 2012
FACT SHEET: Paycheck Fairness
The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.797, H.R.1519), sponsored by Senator Barbara Milkuski (D-MD) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), is under consideration in Congress.
Proponents of the bill cite statistics that indicate that women only earn 80 percent as much money as men. Is this so-called "wage gap" due to sexism, or other factors?
Check out the IWF Fact Sheet on the Paycheck Fairness Act and find out the answer to the following questions:
What would the Paycheck Fairness Act do?
Why are lawmakers considering this bill?
What would be the consequences of this legislation?
It's all on this one-page PDF.