|Walmart and other employers aren't treating women well.|
- Raise the minimum wage;
- Eliminate the tipped minimum wage;
- Strengthen collective bargaining rights;
- Strengthen laws against discrimination in hiring, pay and promotion;
- Provide paid family leave;
- Provide paid sick leave;
- Require fair scheduling practices;
- Provide affordable child care and early childhood education;
- Protect and expand Social Security;
- Provide undocumented workers a path towards citizenship;
- Support strong enforcement of labor standards, and;
- Prioritize wage growth and low unemployment when making monetary policy.
Over the last several decades, millions of women have joined the workforce and made huge gains in their educational attainment, which exceeds that of men. Yet women are still paid less than men. Indeed, gender wage disparities are present across the wage distribution and within education cohorts, occupations and sectors -- sometimes to a grave degree. Closing the wage gap is essential to helping achieve economic security.If the U.S. wants a workforce at full employment, policies need to be put in place that allow workers (women and men) the ability to earn a living while also being family friendly. Right now, that's just not the case. It's why the Teamsters rolled out the "Let's Get America Working" platform earlier this year and why other allies have stressed these issues as well.
Congress must value all workers.