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THANK YOU to all of you who visited Albany, made phone calls, and sent email to rally New York State Assembly and Senate legislators. We made a difference in the fight to help close the wage gaps for ALL women!

We await the governor’s signature on these bills to make them laws:

  • For public sector employees: Equal pay for substantially similar work | S.6436 Montgomery/ A.7748 Rosenthal

  • For public sector employees: Private right of action | S.456A Benjamin / A. 1047B Simotas

Honorable Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes Majority Leader, NYS Assembly | PAY EQUITY DISPARITY
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After more than a decade long Equal Pay Campaign, four (4) critical pay equity bills passed both the Senate and the Assembly in 2019! 

We applaud the governor signing these two (2) bills into NYS laws:  

  • Equal pay for substantially similar work for all protected categories | S.5248 Biaggi / A.8093 McMahon This law includes age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, and other employees and interns protected under the New York State Human Rights Law.

  • Salary history ban for job applicants | S. 6549 Carlucci/ A.5308 Crespo This law prohibits employers from seeking salary history from applicants

“This rally represents an important step… to find added solutions to minimizing the gender pay gap for African American Women in New York State.” −Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed August 22, 2019


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