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Thu June 7, 2012
The Wage Gap War
This week, a highly-politicized bill titled the “Paycheck Fairness Act”, died in the U.S. Senate. The bill was aimed at the so-called “wage gap”, between men and women. It would have given workers greater legal rights, if they found evidence of pay disparities between male and female employees. Republicans voted against the measure, saying it would have encouraged a flood of workplace lawsuits, while Democrats called the bill an important tool aimed at closing the divide between men’s and women’s paychecks. We'll look at that, also what might cause this gap? Is it outright discrimination, differences in education and experience or the career choices women themselves make?
- Marianne Jones: Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire, a statewide foundation dedicated to encouraging philanthropy among women and girls and educating the community about the potential of women and girls.
- Gayle Trotter: General Counsel for the Independent Women’s Forum, a research and educational institution dedicated to expanding the conservative coalition. She is also co-founder of Shafer and Trotter, a law firm that advises entrepreneurs and small businesses.