Equal Pay Act

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Today is the 47th anniversary of the signing of the Equal Pay Act into law by President John F. Kennedy.

AAUW has been leading a nationwide campaign to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and urges the Senate to take action on the bill before the August recess. “Empowering women is one investment that always pays long-term dividends, no…t only for the women themselves, but also for their families and the nation as well,” said AAUW Executive Director Linda Hallman. “It’s time the Equal Pay Act lives up to its promise to provide equal pay for equal work.”