For the third time, the Paycheck Fairness Act did not make it through to a floor vote as it was blocked by members of the Senate.
The act aims to reduce wage discrimination against women who perform work substantially equal to men. The bill if passed will also offer some protection for employees who choose to share salary information with co-workers or as part of a wage complaint among other safeguards for employees.
Some senate leaders argue that there are already safeguards in place for equal pay under the Equal Pay Act so the bill is not necessary.
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