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TAKE ACTION: Sign the Petition: Macy's, Stop Blocking Equal Pay


Society & Culture  (tags: women, ethics, freedoms, rights, equality )

Beverly
- 497 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
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GGmaSheila D. (169)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:12 pm
Signed earlier and noted now. Thank you.
 

Beverly M. (90)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:12 pm
Here's the story: Macy’s recently played a key role in defeating an important equal pay bill in Texas. The bill would have given employees who are discriminated against more time to sue in state court. Without this law, women who are paid less simply because of their gender could miss their chance to get justice before they even find out that they were discriminated against.

The bill passed the Texas legislature with strong bipartisan support, but Governor Rick Perry vetoed it last month at Macy’s request.

Wage discrimination is a major problem in America, costing women and their families an average of $431,000 over their careers. Macy’s is in the middle of a big back-to-school marketing campaign right now, aimed largely at moms. The last thing they need right now is controversy over equal pay--an issue women all over the country care a lot about. If we all speak out now, we can generate enough media attention to pressure them to retract their opposition and pledge to support equal pay legislation--in Texas and nationally--going forward. Can you sign the petition?

Our message to Macy's:
"I’m outraged that Macy’s would undermine women’s right to equal pay for equal work. If you want my business, you should publicly retract your letter asking Governor Perry to veto the Texas equal pay act, and pledge not to block any future equal pay legislation in Congress or state legislatures."
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:12 pm
Signed
 

Kit B. (276)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:14 pm

Signed and shared on Facebook and tweeted. Thanks Bev
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:40 pm
Your action has been submitted
 

Mary T. (321)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:13 pm
Signed & noted - thank you Beverly
 

Stuart Thomas (519)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:37 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Beverly.
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 9:18 pm
Done-thx
 

Freya H. (314)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 9:34 pm
Signed at once! Thanks for promoting.
 

Candy L. (476)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:19 pm
Signed & Tweeted Earlier Thanks
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:42 pm
Signed
 

Staci Golladay (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:59 pm
Signed, shared, and noted.
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
Your action has been submitted. Now multiply your impact by telling your friends.
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Friday August 16, 2013, 1:37 am
Signed and Noted
 

Diane K. (132)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:44 am
Signed. thx
 

Barry T. (902)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:16 am
U.S. only I guess - but I have noted it, shared it and signed similar petitions.
 

Emma S. (228)
Friday August 16, 2013, 7:47 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:19 am
signed-thanks
 

. (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:51 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Hugo L. (264)
Friday August 16, 2013, 4:19 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Beverly
 

Nichole L. (68)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:03 pm
Signed, Beverly. Thanks!
 

Judy C. (101)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:16 pm
Signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Judy C. (101)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:17 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.
 

Jerry B. (120)
Friday August 16, 2013, 9:47 pm
Noted and Signed..thanks Beverly!
 

Katie D. (112)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:29 pm
Signed * Thank You
 

. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 6:42 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Beverly. Macy's should treat their workers better than this.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 12:26 pm
Your action has been submitted.

Thanks Beverly.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:30 pm
signed & noted
 

Sheila D. (26)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 1:31 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Peggy A. (0)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 2:34 pm
Done
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:41 pm
Signed.
 

june t. (66)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 4:54 pm
There is no Macy's here, but if there was one, I'd boycott it.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:52 pm
Signed with a sigh.

Yes, another big corporation looking out for itself first. What a surprise!
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 5:54 pm
My last comment made it sound as if I didn't care. That wasn't what I meant at all. My "What a surprise" was intended as a commentary on how all big corporations seem to be painted with the same brush, in a way. When they go bad--and they all do, in the end, it seems--they really turn out to do the worst for all concerned.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 10:42 pm
Signed and Noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:06 am
Noted and signed.
 

Winn Adams (205)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:01 pm
Signed
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday August 19, 2013, 2:48 pm
Signed
 

Jason Flint (5)
Monday August 26, 2013, 7:48 pm
signed and noted
 

Carole K. (200)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:37 pm
Noted & signed w/ comment. TY, Beverly!
 
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