Edit Bucket

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown will sign the Fair Pay Act, legislation that goes much further than any federal measure in ensuring equal pay for equal work. (Everett Collection/Shutterstock)

Women Will Finally Get Equal Pay for Equal Work in California

In October of 2012, when President Obama was running for a second term, he campaigned on equal pay for equal work: The idea that men and women working the same job should be paid the same. But nearly three years later, little has changed on the federal level. That's not the case in California, where today Gov. Jerry Brown will sign the Fair Pay Act. Aileen Rizo is one of the women who helped make the law happen. A math consultant at the Fresno County Office of Education, three years ago Rizo discovered that one of her recently-hired male colleagues earned $12,000 more per year than her, even though he had far fewer years of experience and education.

Give us a call at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE or email mytake@thetakeaway.org. Join our listener response network by texting the word "START" to 69866. You will receive a question daily. Standard data and messaging rates may apply. Text the word "STOP" to opt-out.
Edit Bucket

Today's Takeaways: A Hospital Airstrike, The Participation Gap, Children and Tragedy

The Takeaway looks at an attack on a Doctors Without Borders facility, the role Asians are—and aren't—playing in immigration reform, and a parent reflects on a child's atrocity.