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    Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Senate Republicans blocked a vote on Wednesday to open debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would hold employers more accountable for wage discrimination against women. The Senate voted 53 to 44 to move forward on the bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.The bill would prohibit retaliation against employees who share their salary information with each other, which supporters say would eliminate the culture of silence that keeps women in the dark about pay discrimination. It would also require the Department of Labor to collect wage data from employers, broken down by race and gender, and require employers to show that wage differentials between men and women in the same jobs are for a reason other than sex.
    All Republicans present and one Independent, Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), voted against proceeding to debate the bill. All Democrats and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) voted in favor.
    "At a time when the Obama economy is already hurting women so much, this legislation would double down on job loss, all while lining the pockets of trial lawyers," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said before the vote. "In other words, it's just another Democratic idea that threatens to hurt the very people that it claims to help."
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized McConnell's caucus for opposing the bill.
    "Are they so repulsed by equal pay for hardworking women that they'll obstruct equal pay for equal work?" he said Wednesday before the vote. "I'm at a loss as to why anyone would decline to debate this important issue."


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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    It seems like a lot of work for employers and the government. Valid complaints should be investigated and people can sue, but stacks of paperwork across the board?

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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

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    its bogus BS and the name is specious. It is already illegal to pay someone less for the same work due to gender. That is called Title VII



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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its bogus BS and the name is specious. It is already illegal to pay someone less for the same work due to gender. That is called Title VII

    BS! Title VII is about discrimination, not pay.


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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its bogus BS and the name is specious. It is already illegal to pay someone less for the same work due to gender. That is called Title VII
    The bill is just creating transparency. It doesn't matter if it's illegal if no one is aware it's taking place.

    Honestly all salaries should be public information for all individuals. If anything it would lead to a truly fair and competitive labor market.
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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    "At a time when the Obama economy is already hurting women so much, this legislation would double down on job loss, all while lining the pockets of trial lawyers," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said before the vote."

    How does this bill double down on job loss? And when our country has created jobs every month for years now, how would a job loss be doubling down? Genuine questions. Obviously I don't expect McConnell to answer, but maybe someone else who has paid closer attention to this story than I have can explain.

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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    "At a time when the Obama economy is already hurting women so much, this legislation would double down on job loss, all while lining the pockets of trial lawyers," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said before the vote."

    How does this bill double down on job loss? And when our country has created jobs every month for years now, how would a job loss be doubling down? Genuine questions. Obviously I don't expect McConnell to answer, but maybe someone else who has paid closer attention to this story than I have can explain.
    Another question? If it's lining the pockets of trial lawyers wouldn't that mean there's massive pay discrimination going on but people just don't have access to the information?
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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its bogus BS and the name is specious. It is already illegal to pay someone less for the same work due to gender. That is called Title VII
    You are ill informed:

    "The bill would have barred employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information and limited the factors businesses can cite for paying women less than men."

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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Another question? If it's lining the pockets of trial lawyers wouldn't that mean there's massive pay discrimination going on but people just don't have access to the information?
    Good point. The only thing I could think of is trial lawyers who might argue a legal challenge against the law.

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    Re: Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act For Third Time

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    The bill is just creating transparency. It doesn't matter if it's illegal if no one is aware it's taking place.

    Honestly all salaries should be public information for all individuals. If anything it would lead to a truly fair and competitive labor market.
    given it was a pure party line vote its most likely designed to create money or advantages for DNC allies and designed to hurt GOP allies



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