Low-wage women in particular need supportive laws and policies to help them stay on the job, free of harassment and abuse, earning the fair and equal wages they deserve. That’s why it’s crucial that, at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back progress for women, New York is moving forward by enacting bold reforms that promote equality and help level the playing field.
Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, A Better Balance and PowHer New York authored a letter signed by over 150 groups, urging members of the New York State Legislature to co-sponsor and support a bill (A.2040C/S.6737A) that would prevent employers from inquiring about or relying upon a job applicant’s salary history, an important measure to close the pay gap. This legislation builds on the hard work we collectively put into passing paid family leave and previous equal pay laws.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we ask for you to join us in advocating for an end to this practice by sharing this letter publicly on social media today, Thursday, March 8 and using both #SalaryHistory and #IWD2018.
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Thank you for your support in our fight for equal pay!