The issue is pay equity, and the state Assembly wants to assure women and minorities get equal pay for equal work. I
have been at the forefront of this fight by supporting legislation that ensures pay differentiation is not based on a personís
gender or national origin.
Discrimination in any form has no place in the workplace!
According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, the median earnings of full-time female employees are 77 percent of
their male colleagues. The statistics are even more alarming for African-American women, whose earnings are as low as
68 percent of men.
That is unacceptable!
I support passage of an Assembly bill, appropriately called the New York State Fair Pay Act, that would help bring pay
equity to the workplace. The fact is, from the moment a woman enters the work force until her retirement and beyond,
economic discrimination impacts her life and the lives of those around her. Thatís why I will continue the fight to further
protect people from pay discrimination.
For more information about pay equity and equal opportunity in the workplace, e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, write me at 224 Seventh Street,
Suite 200, Garden City, NY 11530 or call me at 739-5119.
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt
17th Assembly District