According to recent reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pressuring the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to block an important equal pay initiative that collects wage data from corporations. Without this data, it will be even harder to identify and stop pay discrimination that especially harms women.
Right now, the OMB is deciding whether to kill the equal pay data collection instituted by the Obama Administration—and this is our moment to make our voices heard.
By signing our letter, you will join thousands of equal pay advocates who are sending a strong message to OMB in support of equal pay.
Women often don’t know they are being paid less than the men who work beside them. This is exactly what happened to Lilly Ledbetter. She had no idea her male co-workers were all being paid more than she was until she received an anonymous note about it. That’s why we need the equal pay data collection — so corporations have an incentive to close the wage gaps in their workforces and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has the tools it needs to identify and stop pay discrimination. Women shouldn’t have to rely on anonymous notes to have the information they need to fight for equal pay.
Thanks for joining We the Resistance’s fight to achieve equal pay.
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