Assemblymember Garcia, Women’s Caucus Announces Action on #EqualPay

Monday, February 23, 2015

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus called a state capitol news conference to announce legislation to address the wage gap that women face at work. Chair of the Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which will strengthen California’s equal pay laws to ensure that women are paid equally for work that is comparable to their male colleagues and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask about pay at work. “If you are a woman, you get paid less, if you are Latina, even less. If you are a mother, even less. We should be applauding and supporting the work of women and their diversity,” said Assemblymember Garcia, who is vice-chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.