WASHINGTON D.C. – Ever wonder how much the other person, doing the exact same job as you, is making?
Of course you have, especially if you’re a woman and the other person is a guy.
Let's face it, chances are he’s making more money than you. Even though, according to the Wall Street Journal, ‘the pay gap between women and men narrowed last year for the first time since the recession began’ – women still only earned a little over 78 cents for every dollar men made.
Well, the Paycheck Fairness Act is here to the rescue. In a nutshell, it allows employees to find out if their counterparts of a different gender – with the same education, training, or experience – are making more moolah or not.
Here’s the only problem, Senate Republicans put a screeching halt to that, and blocked the bill.
Sounds sketchy, right?
Well the Grand Old Party is defending its actions – saying there’s no need for the bill – citing gender discrimination is already against the law.
Now, this isn't the first time the bill has reached Congress. It’s the fourth time since it was introduced in 2013. This year it just missed skating past the republicans, getting only 52 of the 60 votes needed.
Welp, maybe next time. Maybe the fifth time’s a charm?