Women’s rights organizations object to Kavanaugh nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women's rights advocates rallied in the rain Wednesday in opposition to Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, saying he had a discouraging track record on issues that matter to women.
Undoing Christie’s veto, Murphy signs new equal-pay law
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Erasing former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's vetoes, Phil Murphy signed into law a measure that strengthens the state's laws against discrimination and aims to quash pay disparities between men and women who do the same work.
Murphy signed the bill, named after a former GOP state senator and one-time TV anchor who found out she was paid less than her male counterparts, Tuesday in Trenton.
Lawmakers pass equal pay bill, sending it to Gov. Murphy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature on Monday passed a measure to promote equal pay for workers doing the same job regardless of gender.
Bipartisan majorities in the Assembly and Senate passed the legislation, which now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy. The Democrat has said he would sign equal pay legislation.
When Lilly Ledbetter, whose name is in the title of the 2009 Equal Pay Act, found out her annual salary and her overtime pay were below that of her male peers at the Goodyear factory where she worked, she was shocked.
"I was devastated. I was humiliated and thought, 'I don't see how I could get through a 12-hour shift.' I wanted to go home. I wanted to hide," Ledbetter told a group of women's studies students at IPFW on Tuesday.