Assemblyman John Ceretto renewed his commitment to the concept of equal pay for equal work on Tuesday, Equal Pay Day. As the sponsor of equal pay legislation in the Assembly (A8784), Ceretto is pushing to have the bill brought to the Assembly floor for a vote.
"It is a simple matter of fairness that women should get equal pay for equal work," he said. "As a husband and a father of two working daughters, I want to ensure that women everywhere are paid the same as men for equal work. I will continue to push this equal pay legislation, that women need and deserve, to the Assembly floor for a vote. This bill has broad, bipartisan support, and it's time to get the job done and pass it."
In order for a woman to make the same amount of money that a man makes in a year, she must work into the following year. The day on which a woman has made the same amount as a man is marked as Equal Pay Day. This year, a woman had to work until April 8 in order for her combined pay from 2013 and part of 2014 to equal a man's pay during 2013. Ceretto is fighting to eliminate this gap completely.