09.11.19

Senator Murray Slams Move to Protect Companies Committing Wage Discrimination, Abandon Data Collection at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Led by Trump appointees, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced it will stop collecting crucial wage data

 

Move undermines transparency and protects companies committing wage discrimination

 

Murray: “President Trump’s appointees are using an agency charged with protecting workers’ rights to protect companies instead and help them sweep pay discrimination under the rug.”

 

Murray: “Let me be clear: you don’t solve problems by hiding them and you don’t fight for workers by shielding corporations from accountability.”

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) announcement that it will stop collecting wage gap data from employers going forward—backtracking on a key step to provide more transparency to workers on pay discrimination.

President Trump’s appointees are using an agency charged with protecting workers’ rights to protect companies instead and help them sweep pay discrimination under the rug. We need to address the wage gap that leaves so many women and people of color being paid less for doing the same work as others, and let me be clear: you don’t solve problems by hiding them and you don’t fight for workers by shielding corporations from accountability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should immediately reverse course on this outrageous decision.”

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