Women have been making less than their male counterparts for decades, and unless we fight with our congressional leaders, we will continue to do so. On November 17th, congress will once again vote on the issue, and businesses are banding together to fight equal pay for equal work.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce shares that sentiment. Mike Eastman, the Chamber’s executive director of labor law policy, told TheDC that the Chamber is concerned about the harm it will cause to American business.
“It’s a bill we really don’t like,” Eastman said, pointing to the onerous restrictions, regulations and potential for frivolous lawsuits he says the bill creates. “As a practical matter it is just one more thing that creates a disincentive to do business here in the United States. If you are looking at where to open a new business, it is going to be a factor.”
If you believe that pay should not be based on gender, it’s time to make your voice heard. And if you don’t think it’s important now, Bat Girl has a few words to say to you…