Legislative Dems Introduce Pay Equity Package

House and Senate bills aim to remedy pay parity weaknesses in Michigan Wednesday, May 22, 2019

LANSING — A coalition of Michigan House and Senate legislators led by state Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) and state Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), co-chairs of the Progressive Women’s Caucus task force for pay equality and economic security, introduced a plan today to guarantee pay equity for all residents of the state. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, policy interventions to ensure equal status for women are critical and necessary to eliminate the stark disparity in wages between men and women not set to end in Michigan until the year 2059. House Bills 4629-40 and Senate Bills 328-39 were introduced to close that significant pay gap. Read more

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