H.R. 1519 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

It was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as H.R. 377.

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H.R. 1519: Paycheck Fairness Act

Summary: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (More Info)

H.R. 1519 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

It was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as H.R. 377.

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 207,542 Facebook fans 168,151 Twitter followers

The Paycheck Fairness Act provides a much needed update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 – a law that has not been able to achieve its promise of closing the wage gap because of limited enforcement tools and inadequate remedies. Specifically, the Paycheck Fairness Act would:

• require employers to demonstrate that wage differences between men and women doing the same work have a business justification and stem from factors other than sex;

• prohibit retaliation against workers who inquire about their employers’ wage practices or disclose their own wages, while also protecting certain confidential wage information;

• level the playing field by ...

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) 164,838 Facebook fans 61 Twitter followers

Today symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010. Every year, April 12 is commemorated as Equal Pay Day, a reminder that nonunion women workers are still at a disadvantage. Over a lifetime, this pay inequity can cost women between $375,00 to $1.5 million. Since women’s incomes account for one-third of their family’s take-home-pay, it has a significant impact on their families as well.

Actress and writer Marlo Thomas points out today in Huffington Post :

...National Equal Pay Day. I can't believe we're having another one. I ...

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American Association of University Women 14,417 Facebook fans 12,323 Twitter followers

A much-needed updated of the 47-year-old Equal Pay Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.1519) is a comprehensive bill that would create stronger incentives for employers to follow the law, empower women to negotiate for equal pay, and strengthen federal outreach, education and enforcement efforts. Championed by longtime AAUW friend Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the bill would also deter wage discrimination by strengthening penalties for equal pay violations and by prohibiting retaliation against workers who ask about employers' wage practices or disclose their own wages. Together with the Ledbetter bill, this critical piece of legislation can help create a ...

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9to5, National Association of Working Women 2,878 Facebook fans 2,487 Twitter followers

In 2010 women who worked full-time earned about 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color the gap is wider—African-American women earned only 67 cents, and Latinas just 58 cents. Wage inequalities are not simply a result of women’s qualifications or choices. Wage discrimination continues despite women’s increased education, greater level of experience in the workforce and decreased time spent raising children. When women are paid fairly, whole families win. A lifetime of lower wages means that women can save less for retirement and qualify for lower social security and pension payments. The ...

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National Council of Women's Organizations 359 Facebook fans 2,009 Twitter followers
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) 454 Facebook fans

The 2011 Supreme Court ruling in the Wal-Mart vs. Duke gender discrimination case blocked the biggest potential class-action lawsuit in history, prohibiting 1.5 million women from filing suit together in gender discrimination charges against Wal-Mart. The devastating ruling highlights the importance of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was reintroduced this year by Senator Barbara Mikulski and Representative Rosa DeLauro. Congress took an important step in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. This vital law reverses the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter vs. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, and helps to ensure that individuals subject to unlawful ...

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