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Old 05-20-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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emocratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is unveiling a pay inequity proposal that aims to close the gender pay gap by holding corporations accountable when men are paid more than women.

Harris’ plan would require companies to disclose pay policies while applying for a mandatory “Equal Pay Certification” from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Companies that fail to achieve certification would be fined 1% of their profits for every 1% wage gap they allow to persist for work of equal value.

The U.S. senator from California says $180 billion would be generated over 10 years, with fines decreasing over time as companies strengthen their equal pay practices.


“Kamala Harris has a simple message for corporations: Pay women fairly or pay the price,” her campaign said in announcing the plan Monday, noting that the burden has been on workers to hold corporations accountable for pay discrimination.

“We’ve let corporations hide their wage gaps, but forced women to stand up in court just to get the pay they’ve earned. It’s time to flip the script and finally hold corporations accountable for pay inequality in America,” the campaign said.

https://www.apnews.com/252e6519aad242739072498948093df2



good or bad idea. Seems like a good idea for lawyers and lawsuit happy women
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:43 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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"Equal value" is the trap

They are free to say Admin = Engineer.

Now if you tell me that Fred the ME with a BSME who works 45 hours a week and has 10 years experience makes more than Lisa the ME with a BSME who works 45 hours a week and has 10 years experience I will agree.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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Wage gap is a myth anyhow. It's already illegal to pay a woman less than a man for equal work, and I don't hear many cases brought to court on this.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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good or bad idea. Seems like a good idea for lawyers and lawsuit happy women
If women want equal pay they need to do blue collar construction jobs such as Heat and Air, electrician, bricklayer, oil rig worker, etc. They also need to study engineering, math, physics, and computer science. These are the best paid jobs and it is mostly men. Somehow women tend to favor low paying jobs such as sociology or liberal arts.

Lastly the stats are manipulated by the left: The compare the salaries of secretaries with engineers and then claim pay discrimination.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Without the ERA, this idea has no teeth.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Men do 96% of the dying in dangerous decent paying jobs. Plus dominating science and engineering - the hard degrees. Reading about womens studies then doing part time work is not going to pay as well as mastering quantum mechanics - in a sane world.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: USA
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Without the ERA, this idea has no teeth.
It is totally unnecessary and government over reach. I have hired and managed men and women in the corporate world for over thirty years, and have never seen disparity. If there is it was due to a difference in skills or experience. Often woman leave the workforce to have kids, then come back many years later and lack the experience of their male counterparts. If they are paid less it is due to lack of experience and skills not because they are women.

Harris is just virtue signaling to women that are duped by the current breed of "Feminists".
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: California
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Pay should be based on qualifications and job duties, not one's sex.

Women who are equally qualified, and doing the same job as men should be paid the same. I don't see why this is so difficult.... keep it merit based. Problem solved.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Pay should be based on qualifications and job duties, not one's sex.
I don't disagree, but even in 2019 this is not always the case.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:03 AM
 
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Pandering? Check
Identity politics? Check
Men bad, women good? Check
Completely false premise? Check
Nothing will come of this at all, ever since it's been disproved a million times over? Check

Chance most people will understand that this is complete garbage? Zero
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