All Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work
Democratic State Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes is standing with advocates across the state and country to fight for legislation that ensures women get equal pay for equal work.
While Congress enacted fair pay bills in 1963 and in 2009, it is still legal for female state workers in New York to be paid less than their male counterparts for the same job. In 2011, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery reintroduced legislation that would have ensured that all workers get paid equally for equal work. Inexplicably, Senator Marty Golden voted against it! It has been reintroduced this year into a committee which he chairs, and he still has done nothing to move this common sense bill forward.
According to the National Women's Law Center [PDF], the average woman working full time in New York State earns 83 cents to every dollar that a man makes for the same job. For Hispanic women, that number drops to a shocking 55 cents. That means that nearly $24 billion is lost annually by New York women thanks to a wage gap that could be closed with legislative action.
If Senator Golden and his buddies in Albany were truly representing their constituents, they would not only have voted for the bill but would be leading the charge to see it pass! Instead, New York women continue to be denied the daily dignity of fair pay they have earned.
Call Golden’s office and tell him to stand
with women by supporting equal pay for equal work.
(718) 238-6044 | (518) 455-2730
Andrew Gounardes unequivocally supports fair pay legislation. He thinks that the State Senate should finally pass fair pay legislation for all workers. When elected, he will stand strong with women across the state and declare that New York will not tolerate paycheck discrimination based on gender.