Warning: PA SB 241 is a Fake Equal Pay Bill

We’ve gone from fake news to fake bills.

It’s important that you are aware that SB 241, legislation its supporters tout as an equal pay fix, is absolutely not what it needed. In fact, it would reverse equal pay protections in Philadelphia.

WLP Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson, an expert on equal pay law, authored an editorial explaining why SB 241 is a fake fix.

From PennLive.com:

There is no question Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay Act, adopted in 1959, needs to be updated and strengthened, or that we lag far behind the national average in achieving equal pay. Without simple corrective policies to close gaps in current equal pay law, Pennsylvania women will not earn equal pay until the year 2072, at the earliest.

Unfortunately, a bill that’s been touted by its supporters as a corrective policy, is a fake equal pay bill that not only fails to strengthen equal pay protections in Pennsylvania, but also strips away some hard-won protections already in place.

The legislation (SB241) co-sponsored by Sen. Thomas J. McGarrigle, R-Chester, and Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, fails to close several of the loopholes in current law that need to be closed.

Read the full op-ed here, and please help spread the word.

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