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House Proceeding on Jan 9th, 2009 :: 0:28:45 to 0:30:25
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Janice D. Schakowsky

0:28:41 to 0:29:01( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: bipartis house, the gentlelady from chicago, ms. schakowsky, 1 1/2 minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ill recognized for 90 ms. schakowsky: madam speaker, i rise today in support of two critical pieces of legislation, the lilly ledbetter fair pay act and the paycheck fairness act. it is high time for the united

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:28:45 to 0:30:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Janice D. Schakowsky

0:29:02 to 0:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: states to end gender discrimination in the workplace and to sta paying women equal pay for an equal day's work. as the democratic co-chair of the congressional caucus on women's issues, i'm particularly concerned about how the downturn in the economy will impact women and their families. today in the united states of america women earnust 78 cents

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:29:24 to 0:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: for every dollar earned by a man. african-american women earn just 63 cents on the dollar. and latinas earn only 53 cents for each dollar than males. and single women, just 56 cents for every dollar earned by a man. these alarming statistics cuppled with the fact women are losing their jobs at a frhtening rate makes passing

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:29:45 to 0:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: the pay equity even more important. i thank rosa delauro f her leadership on that legislation. but the lilly ledbetter fair pay act provides adequate legal protections for wage discrimination. lilly ledbetter as you have heard has worked f 19 years at a goodyear tire plant and was routinely paid less than her male colleagues, including in

Janice D. Schakowsky

0:30:06 to 0:30:25( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: her last unfortunately, the united states supreme court in essence said to employers, if you can just keep your underpaid women in the dark for 180 days, then you're free to deny her fair pay and leave her to attempt to meet her family's eenses on a salary that denies her rightful payment.

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