It’s hard to believe that in 2016, we are still fighting to ensure that women get equal pay for equal work. It’s time to put this issue behind us and get with the times, and we urge our legislators to continue pushing for the override of the governor’s veto of the pay equity bill, A-1444.
Though the vote on pay equity was postponed, the Assembly did vote in favor of two pro-worker bills yesterday. Below is a summary of those actions:
A-4187/S-2575: “Carl Icahn” Legislation
This bill disqualifies a casino license applicant for a five-year period if that person closed a substantial amount of casino property in New Jersey; revokes their license; and reinstates eligibility under certain circumstances. The vote was 60 in favor to 17 opposed.
AR-194: Wage Enforcement
This bill urges the governor to allocate $250,000 of funding appropriated for workplace standards salaries and wages in FY2017 annual appropriations act for additional prevailing wage enforcement staff. The bill passed assembly with 55 in favor to 21 opposed.