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13
Apr
2015

women-workers-2015MADISON - State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and State Representative Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) announced today that they will be introducing the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, legislation aimed at closing the gap in pay between and men and women.

The Equal Pay Enforcement Act which was signed into law in 2009 was repealed when Governor Walker and Republicans took control of the Legislature in 2011. It is being introduced in honor of Equal Pay Day which is taking place tomorrow, April 14th.

dave-hansen-gb“Even though equal pay has been the law federally since 1963 and in Wisconsin since 1945, women are still often paid less than men 60 years later. This holds true even when women match or exceed their male colleagues in education, skills and experience,” said Sen. Hansen. “This gap in pay is costing Wisconsin women and their families on average $10,000 per year. As a result, Wisconsin families have less money to support their families and our economy.”

2008 Census statistics showed the national pay gap improved less than one percent between 2006 and 2007, from 76.9 to 77.8 percent. However, in the year following passage of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, Wisconsin was one of a handful of states that actually saw the gap between women’s and men’s pay narrow:

  • Median female earnings as a percentage of median male earnings rose by 3.0% in Wisconsin between 2009 and 2010. Only four states had larger increases.
  • Wisconsin jumped 12 spots in the gender earnings parity ranking between 2009 and 2010, from 36th to 24th.
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13
Apr
2015

public_hearingThis week, Senator Kathleen Vinehout writes about a recent Eau Claire listening session held regarding the State Budget proposal.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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