Informing policy. Inspiring change. Improving lives.
1200 18th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
202 785-5100

Opinion: Women Need a ‘Ledbetter Moment’ for Equal Pay

By Linda Hallman

"Everyone seems to be at a loss to explain the difference, including the governor. But one thing is clear: Gould is not the only woman experiencing the negative impact of the pay gap. The problem goes beyond both state lines and career choice. From the corner office to the corner store, hard-working women often take home paychecks that are less than fair.

And with the secrecy shrouding paychecks, many women don’t even know that they’re victims. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 61% of employees in the private sector are either discouraged or prohibited from discussing wages and benefits. Besides, shouldn’t we assume that almost 50 years after President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, paycheck fairness would have caught up with the law?"

Read the original story

Press Contacts

Jennifer Clark
Director of Communications
Phone: 202-683-6855
Mallory Mpare
Communications Manager, Production & Website
Phone: 202-785-0186
Nicolas Martinez
Communications Assistant
Phone: 202-540-9597
Connect with IWPR
Stay Informed
Go to Home Page