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Essay On Equal Pay Act

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The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits discrimination of women in the payment of wages.
Someone who does the same amount of work and has the same job as someone else should get paid the same wage. This should not be a question, because these are all obvious facts. The, gender, sexuality, race, or religion of someone should not relate to pay. John F Kennedy said this is his speech when he made the act.
However, I do not want to just spit facts and facts at you. I would like to give you a real example of someone who lived this. Someone I know. My mother, she is an female immigrant from Iran. When she started working in a corporate environment she was working with a team of people. She put in extra hours and worked as hard as she ever has and she got promoted. Her promotion made her the manager and employer of the same group of people she worked with before. Being the employer she could look at the wages of everyone. Everyone in that group was white, men and women. She had found that one of the men was getting paid significantly more than her. She was his manager and he was getting paid more. My mom has a degree in computer science and he has a high school degree. He did not have a specialized talent that my mother did not know. He
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A black woman makes 64 cents for every dollar a white man receives. A Hispanic woman gets paid 54 cents for every dollar a white man receives. The act was made 53 years ago and this is what we have so far. The equal pay for equal work seems non existent today. What needs to happen is for men to speak up. There can be as many strong women who speak up, but if the, basically the opponent the people whom are winning, and are getting paid more, speak up and say it is not right. Then the act will eventually become a reality. Famous women and especially men need to speak up. None of us can tolerate this and just, “push through.” We need to stand up for what is right and
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