According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2020, women earned 82 cents for every dollar men received. So, on paper, paying men and women the same wages for the same work — “paycheck fairness” — sounds, err, fair.
So, why has the PFA never reached the President’s desk in any of the past dozen attempts going back to 1997 that it’s been introduced in Congress? Let’s find out. Continue reading