Rep. Shankland: Statement on the 7th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The median income of working women is just 78% of the income of working men.
MADISON – In celebration of the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement today:
“The median income of working women is just 78% of the income of working men. But do women get to spend just 78% as much on their rent, student loans, and other bills? Of course not. The wage gap is a real thing that makes it harder for working women across the country to earn a good livelihood and support their families.
“While the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a great victory, there is much more work to be done to ensure equal pay for working women in Wisconsin. It’s time for the state legislature to restore the Equal Pay Act that Republican legislators repealed in 2012. Closing the wage gap would boost our economy and strengthen economic security for Wisconsin’s working families.”
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