07 Jun: Buono Resolution Urging Congress To Advance ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ Passes Committee

TRENTON – Senator Barbara Buono welcomed committee approval of her resolution, SR-50, that calls on Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

“The fact that we are still fighting for equal pay for women almost fifty years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act boggles the mind,” said Buono, D-Middlesex. “However, the fact of the matter is that in New Jersey, women only make 85% of what men earn. The Paycheck Fairness Act provides a critical means by which women can gather the evidence sufficient to bring a claim for paycheck discrimination.”