gender-based wage gap http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Durbin Pushes Bill To Discourage Discrimination, Pay Inequality For Women http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-pushes-bill-discourage-discrimination-pay-inequality-women <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is joining President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats in an election-year push to bridge the pay gap between men and women.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking on the Senate Floor Tuesday, Durbin called on his Republican colleagues to help pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It says that women cannot be discriminated in the workplace simply because they are women,” he said.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:39:58 +0000 Joseph Leahy 35125 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin Pushes Bill To Discourage Discrimination, Pay Inequality For Women St. Louis Area's Gender-Based Wage Gap Ranked 5th Worst http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-areas-gender-based-wage-gap-ranked-5th-worst <p>Only four other metropolitan areas in the United States have bigger gender-based wage gaps than St. Louis.&nbsp;</p><p>That's according to <a href="http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/DocServer/Wage_Gap_National.pdf?docID=12421">rankings</a>&nbsp;out from the National Partnership for Women &amp; Families.</p><p>Here's how wages between men and women in the "top 5" metropolitan areas in the rankings shake out:</p><p>1. <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-ranks-worst-gender-based-wage-gap">Seattle</a>: $0.27 wage gap</p><p>2. Pittsburgh: $0.27 wage gap&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:42:56 +0000 Kelsey Proud 25262 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Area's Gender-Based Wage Gap Ranked 5th Worst