When I think of wage transparency and the number of social issues it will help improve, I wonder why wage transparency is not discussed in Democratic circles and more importantly, part of the party platform. From equal pay for women, narrowing the wealth gap, lifting minority wages, and even a healthier more productive work environment, wage transparency works. Sweden shows that wage transparency works. The salaries of all our elected officials are public as are the salaries negotiated by professional sports players and entertainers. I work for a company that employs about sixty thousand people and the wage scale for just about everyone is there for all to see. I know there is this taboo about such things, but I think it’s time to fight for wage transparency.
How to implement it is another issue, but we could start with a tax code that is favorable to companies that provide wage transparency.