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posted: 7/26/2014 5:01 AM

Durbin will fight for equality in wages

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Despite being 2014, women still earn 77 cents to every man's dollar. America has come a long way in gender equality over the past 50 years, but for some reason women still can't break through the glass ceiling. How can this be?

There are so many possible explanations for the wage disparity between men and women, and there isn't an easy button to fix the issue. However, legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act is a step in the right direction. The Paycheck Fairness Act allows workers to share information about their wages, makes employers explain wage disparity, and allows workers to sue if they find out they're earning less due to their gender. I don't think this is very controversial legislation, and yet Congress has repeatedly shot it down.

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Some politicians get it. Sen. Dick Durbin is a big supporter of the Paycheck Fairness Act and believes that every American should have a fair shot at a fair wage. We need to support politicians like Durbin, who will fight for every American, not just the few. Come November, support all Americans and vote for Dick Durbin.

Margaret Hulligan

Arlington Heights

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