Eggman Bill a Priority of the Legislative Women’s Caucus

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

(Sacramento) – Equal pay for equal work legislation, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), was among the items featured when the California Legislative Women’s Caucus (LWC) unveiled its legislative priorities at a State Capitol news conference. The announcements came on Equal Pay Day, highlighting the pay disparities of women in the workforce who, in California, aren’t expected to earn parity until 2043 earing $.78 to a white man’s dollar.  “Women are already paid less than men, for the same work and because professions where women predominate are undervalued, using salary history to determine compensation is double-baking inequality into the system,” said Assemblymember Eggman. “Assembly Bill 168 gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.