SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation promoting pay equity for women sponsored by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, overwhelmingly passed the Illinois House last week.
“Women deserve equal pay for equal work,” said Moylan. “For decades, women have been performing the same work as men, but often for less pay. This bill is a step in the right direction to ensuring women get the pay they deserve for their hard work.”
The Moylan-backed House Bill 834 would prohibit potential employers from screening candidates based on their current wage or their salary history. While women deserve their due pay, their families need it as well. According to the Center for American Progress, more than 60 percent of women are either the primary or co-primary income sources for their household. Moylan supported similar legislation both in 2017 and 2018, but both were vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“We must remember the inequities in our society,” said Moylan. “No one would accept being paid less for the same work as someone else, so women shouldn’t have to accept it either. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to promote equality.”
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