WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2019 — American Bar Association President Bob Carlson sent a letter to Representatives Suzanne Bonamici and Alma Adams, commending them on the scheduling of a hearing on HR 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Bonamici is chair of the Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, and Adams is chair of the Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
The ABA expressed its support for HR 7 because it would update and strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which was passed by Congress expressly to prohibit “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers.” The ABA believes the Paycheck Fairness Act will make critical, common-sense improvements to this important law so that we can continue to make progress in eradicating the persistent problem of gender-based wage discrimination and advance this nation’s longstanding goal of equal pay for equal work.
Read the letter here.
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