31 5 / 2012
Dearest Friends and Followers we (women) are still second class citizens even though we represent 50.8% of this country’s population. You have to understand and I’m sure many of you do, how serious this is. Love~~~Cheryl
The Paycheck Fairness Act is coming up for a vote next week—and the vote is going to be really close.
The Paycheck Fairness Act would help bring an end to pay discrimination by closing a set of loopholes in current labor laws that make it near impossible to enforce fair pay laws. It would ban employer retaliation against workers who seek to expose wage discrimination, make it easier for workers to join together in class action suits to fight it and give victims of pay discrimination full compensation and back pay.
But it might not pass because most people don’t know how big the problem is—that on average, women will lose $431,000 over the course of their lifetimes because of pay discrimination. Or that for the amount women lose each year, they could cover a whole year’s worth of rent or childcare costs.
So we put together a neat info-graphic that lays out the facts. Can you check it out and then share it with your friends? You can also help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter too.
Click here to check the graphic out on Facebook and start sharing with your friends. Just scroll to the bottom and click the “share” button.