Today is the fourth anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was passed by Congress in 2009 and reversed a Supreme Court decision that had dramatically restricted women’s ability to fight unlawful pay discrimination. At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (media advisory below), Congressman Kildee will be holding a roundtable discussion with women leaders from the 5th Congressional District to discuss the importance of this Act but also additional steps that Congress can take to address pay disparities amongst women and men. One of these additional legislative actions includes the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Congressman Kildee cosponsored late last week.
Michigan ranks seventh lowest among states when it comes to gender pay equity: women make 74 cents for every dollar men earn, according to a recent study by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Nationally, women make 77 cents to men’s $1.
Congressman Dan Kildee to Hold Roundtable Discussion Tuesday with Local Women Leaders to Discuss Importance of Closing Wage Gap Between Women and Men in Michigan
FLINT – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) will hold a roundtable discussion with local-area women leaders on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in Flint to discuss the ongoing pay disparity between men and women in the Fifth Congressional District. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women in the Fifth Congressional District currently are paid on average only 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, representing an $11,942 annual gap.
Last week in one of his first legislative actions, Dan Kildee cosponsored H.R. 377, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to close disparities in pay amongst genders and ensure women receive equal pay for equal work.
WHO: Congressman Dan Kildee, Local-Area Women Leaders
WHAT: Roundtable discussion to discuss ways Congress can act to ensure women receive equal pay in the workplace
WHEN: Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: 801 S. Saginaw St., Plaza Level, Flint, MI 48502