Congress has only a few weeks left before it adjourns for the election - and the Senate still hasn't taken up the Paycheck Fairness Act. Time is running out, and women deserve - and need - fair pay.
In 1963, the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits employers from paying women less than men for the same work, became law. A lot has changed in the workplace since then. But the Equal Pay Act is still pretty much the same as it was 47 years ago.
My mother has worked full-time in New York for most of her life. New data from the Center for American Progress shows that because of the wage gap between men and women, my mom lost out on $312,000 over her working life.
Eight months of groceries. That is what the wage gap is costing women and their families. Don't believe it? Do the math.
This week we celebrate the one-year anniversary of enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: a law that righted a terrible Supreme Court decision and set the stage for the next fair pay law we need -- the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Every day, women's rights and civil rights groups work to improve the laws that govern our lives. And several times each day, workers sign away their right to enforce those laws in court.