NYTimes urges Senate to act on Paycheck Fairness Act


The New York Times (9/20) editorializes that annual earnings data released last Thursday by the Census Bureau show that “full-time women employees still make, on average, only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men,” confirming “a lingering gender gap that depresses women’s pay by thousands of dollars,” which “poses an immediate challenge for the Senate, where important legislation aimed at combating gender-based wage discrimination now hangs in the balance” the Paycheck Fairness Act. According to the Times, “with scant time remaining in the Congressional session, the Senate must act quickly to pass the bill or it will die.”