Advertising

Blog Roll
Who's My Legislator?

Virginia Blogs
Augusta Free Press
Bacon's Rebellion
Blue Ridge Caucus
Blue Louisa
Coarse Cracked Corn
Crew of 42
DemRulz
Dixie Pig
Equality Loudoun
Greater Greater Washington
Loudoun Progress
Moonhowlings
Not Larry Sabato
Ox Road South Blog
Pilot on Politics" blog
Richmonder
Richmond Sunlight
RTD Virginia Politics blog
Roanoke Times blog
Shad Plank
Vivian Paige
Waldo Jaquith
Waldo's VA Political Blogroll


Find more about Weather in Arlington, VA
Click for weather forecast
Search




Advanced Search


Cuccinelli-Jackson Ticket Won't Fight for Equal Pay

by: lowkell

Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 12:12:33 PM EDT


From the Democratic Party of Virginia:
The idea is simple: Equal work deserves equal pay regardless of gender.

It was simple for Terry McAuliffe yesterday when he rolled out a proposal to make sure that Virginia is a place where women who work just as hard as their male counterparts earn an equal salary, and not 78 cents on the dollar as is currently the case in Virginia.

It should be simple for any candidate who recognizes the fundamental importance of treating men and women equally in the work place.

But it's not so simple for the Republican ticket this year. Yesterday, when asked to respond to McAuliffe's proposal to increase penalties for employers who pay male workers more than females who do equal work, Cuccinelli's campaign "did not indicate whether the attorney general supports McAuliffe's plan," and sought to change the subject instead.

Cuccinelli's refusal to support equal pay is bad enough, but he is also running hand-in-hand with a candidate for Lieutenant Governor who has been openly hostile to the idea. E.W. Jackson has attacked the idea viciously, calling it "subtle sexism" and saying paying women equally for equal work would "add nothing to the dignity and equality of women."

DPVA Executive Director Lauren Harmon responded to the Republican ticket's stance on pay equity saying, "There are many issues on which people of different political persuasions can have honest disagreements. Paying women equally for equal work should not be one of them.

"Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson have built careers on the idea that they know what's better for Virginia women than we do. Fighting constitutional health care rights, attempting to block access to birth control and refusing to support equal pay for equal work may satisfy their extreme ideological agenda, but would take women's rights in the Commonwealth backward."

lowkell :: Cuccinelli-Jackson Ticket Won't Fight for Equal Pay
Tags: , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?


Advertising

FOLLOW BLUE VIRGINIA on SOCIAL MEDIA


Donate to Blue Virginia

About
The purpose of Blue Virginia is to cover Virginia politics from a progressive and Democratic perspective. This is a group blog and a community blog. We invite everyone to comment here, but please be aware that profanity, personal attacks, bigotry, insults, rudeness, frequent unsupported or off-point statements, "trolling" (NOTE: that includes outright lies, whether about climate science, or what other people said, or whatever), and "troll ratings abuse" (e.g., "troll" rating someone simply because you disagree with their argument) are not permitted and, if continued, will lead to banning. For more on trolling, see the Daily Kos FAQs. Also note that diaries may be deleted if they do not contain at least 2 solid paragraphs of original text; if not, please use the comments section of a relevant diary. For more on writing diaries, click here. Thanks, and enjoy!

P.S. You can contact us at lowell@raisingkaine.com and you can subscribe to Lowell's Twitter feed here. If you'd like to subscribe to Miles Grant's Twitter feed, click here. For Teacherken, click here. For Kindler, click here.

P.P.S. To see the Blue Virginia archive, please click here. To see the Raising Kaine archive, please click here. To see the Blue Commonwealth archive, please click here.



RSS Feed

Subscribe to Blue Virginia - Front Page


Real Time Web Analytics
Powered by: SoapBlox