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No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary
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In 2014 the U.S. Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act which would make it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform the same work. The goals of the act were to make wages more transparent, require employers to prove that wage discrepancies are tied to legitimate business qualifications and not gender and prohibiting companies from taking retaliatory action against employees who raise concerns about gender-based wage discrimination. Opponents argue that studies which show pay gaps don’t take into account women who take jobs that are more family-friendly in terms of benefits rather than wages and that women are more likely to take breaks in employment to care for children or parents. Proponents point to studies including a 2008 census bureau report that stated that women's median annual earnings were 77.5% of men's earnings. See recent equal pay news
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It depends on how well they do their job and how long they have been doing their job, jobs can't be used as labels for income. Some jobs where 2 men have the same job one of them still receives better pay because they have done a better job.... 2 years ago from a Constitution in Metamora, IL
They are already paid the same. The study showing that women make 75 cents for every dollar a man makes was based on incomplete data. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Jackson, MS
Salaries should reflect other factors than job performance, Education background, experience at the job, and years with the company. Women take 15 years off over their careers to have children. That is a lot of experience they loose. Women who... 3 years ago from a Constitution in Los Angeles, CA
As long as women adjust their professional lives to their family needs, they'll never be doing the same job. I know men who work 7am to 11pm & have wives take care of the kids. Men are often more willing to travel & sacrifice for their jobs.... 2 years ago from a Constitution in Fort Myers, FL
This is a stupid question. What do we mean by the same job? should a male teacher who just started be paid the same amount as a female teacher with thirty years experience? Of course not, the longer you work the more you get paid to keep you around.... 2 years ago from a Constitution in Ozark, MO
Yes, they should earn the same unless they can't perform the job as adequately. Example: Most women cannot carry someone over their shoulder out of a burning building, like a man can. (Firemen). In this instance, I not only don't think she... 2 years ago from a Constitution in Mesa, AZ
If they do it with the same skill and competency then a person of any race, creed or gender gets equal pay in my vision. This question was framed in an obvious and low brow way to shape the issue as gender based only. 2 years ago from a Constitution in New York, NY
No, men can accomplish more than women. 2 years ago from a Constitution in Agency, MO
The woman was given to child bearing. The particular role of the so-called, 'housewife' has also taken a dive down the toilet. This is where another issue lies.
If I may. Some families, due to the high cost of living, have no choice. Both
... 2 years ago from a Constitution in Brighton, CO
The base pay should be the same, but then consider things like skills, experience, ability. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Dallas, TX
Employers should pay men and women what they think they're worth. And that is between the employer and the employee. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Phoenix, AZ
Yes!! Same work is same work! Doesn't matter what gender you are!! Aside from gender, yes the education and experience should factor in more importantly than gender. 3 years ago from a Constitution in League City, TX
What defines the "same work?" The best workers should be paid the most, regardless of gender. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Destin, FL
Employers should have to pay men and women equally only if the risk of workplace injury and amount of work time of women is equal to men. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Norfolk, VA