April 8, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Equal Pay

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

"Equal pay is not a women’s issue, it is a family issue, a community issue, and an issue for our entire city and country because when a person is underpaid because of their gender, we are all the poorer for it. That is why the first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, demonstrating that an economy that is built to last puts fairness first. And today, I applaud President Obama for taking further action to combat discriminatory pay practices. Now, Congress needs to put our national laws in line with our values and finally pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will empower women with the information and resources they need to address unequal pay in the workplace."