S. 84, The Paycheck Fairness Act (3 comments ↓)

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  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 862, The Paycheck Fairness Act.

S. 84 would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex.

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Donald Braun

February 2, 2013, 5:41am (report abuse)

Dear Mr. Begich:

Please tell me the answers to these questions:

1. Does the Equal Pay Act remain in effect? Does it not codify the obvious, equal work for equal pay? If so, why is more legislation even being considered? With a runaway executive, a bunch or wars or micro wars, an economy that was promised to be fixed, a declining GDP, millions more on food stamps, do you have time to consider such BS?

2. Although I was one years ago, are federal employees now so stupid that they have to be trained at the cost of millions to do comply with the aforementioned act or a new act covering the same legislative if not constitutional mandates?

3. Does Sen. Mikulski have a financial or other interest in some sort of organization or person that (or who) provides “equal pay” training?

Assuming that the NTU has S84 correctly synthesized, feel free to forward a copy of this to Ms. Mikulski and tell her I’ll kick in $10.00 for some mental help for her.


March 6, 2013, 4:49pm (report abuse)

I have read the bill, and I have read the comments on multitudes of articles regarding the bill, and I do not understand why people are afraid of it. I am for the bill. Is it so bad that people want equal pay for doing the same job and having the same skills, education, and work experience?

Protecting employees from fearing reprimand over discussing their wages seems a good idea to me. Holding employers liable for possible wage discrimination appears to be a good idea in my opinion. Having employers responsible for proving why there is a wage difference between two equal employees should be mandatory.

This bill is just an amendment to a portion of the Fair Labors Standards Act of 1938. Nothing to be afraid of. Times have changed since 1938 and the amendment is reflecting that change.

White Israelites

April 20, 2013, 11:06pm (report abuse)

Just another employment welfare.


Real employees don't whine.


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