Help New York lead in this national wave to close the persistent wage gap by supporting this reasonable, concrete measure.
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As a New York leader, I urge you to take action now to ensure that A.6707/S.5233 comes to vote in the Assembly and Senate this legislative session. This bill, which has broad bi-partisan support, is aimed at closing the wage and opportunity gap for New Yorkers. It prohibits employers from inquiring or relying upon a job applicant’s salary history, a policy that perpetuates discrimination against women who historically earn lower salaries throughout their careers.
The disparity, which multiplies from job to job, takes a significant economic toll on women and families, especially women of color. Women who have left the job market or changed their work status to take on family responsibilities are also disadvantaged, effectively penalizing caregivers.
A.6707/S.5233 builds on Executive Order 161 adopting salary history blind hiring practices for the state workforce, and recent NY equal pay laws which passed with broad bi-partisan support.
Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, New York City, and Philadelphia have passed similar legislation, and bills have been introduced in 23 states, including Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Help New York lead this national wave to close the persistent wage gap by supporting this reasonable, concrete measure by passing A.6707/S.5233 this session.