Tweets WBUR’s Fred Thys.
I’m guessing Brown will say it wasn’t “bipartisan enough”. Which it could have been, of course, if he’d voted for it. He’s not working hard enough at this bipartisan thing, huh?
I’m having trouble imagining how it’s not a bipartisan priority to make sure women get paid the same as men for the same work. Unless, of course, one party doesn’t care much about women who vote. (And men who care about fairness.)
The paycheck bill would bar companies from retaliating against workers who inquire about pay disparities and permit employees to sue for punitive damages if they find evidence of broad differences in compensation between male and female workers. Democrats say the measure would bolster reforms enacted with the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter pay law that expanded the statute of limitations for filing equal-pay lawsuits.
This cat ain’t no moderate. A moderate would have figured out a way to vote for women’s paychecks.