Women in South Carolina, especially women of color, are still typically paid less than men. Pay discrimination is one reason why.
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Legislation is an important tool that can help close the gender and racial pay gap.
The SC Act to Establish Pay Equity (H.3183 & S.514) is a bill that has bipartisan support and would ensure that employee pay is based on factors such as skill, effort, and responsibility. It bans the use of salary history and provides pay transparency without retaliation.
Women are critical to our economy, and thus any economic recovery efforts must center women workers, particularly women of color, and ensure that they receive equitable wages. Equal pay measures are necessary to help more people re-enter the workforce and employers to rebuild their businesses. Equal pay measures provide tools that enable job seekers to find jobs and employers to efficiently, effectively, and fairly restore their workforce. Fair pay would also help ensure all communities are resilient and sustainable, no matter what crises arise in the future.
Write your legislator to ask that they show support by signing on as a co-sponsor for the bill and vote YES on Pay Equity.
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Thank you for supporting South Carolina's health and well-being!
We'll continue to keep you up-to-date on this and related bills.