Pay Equity for All Workers
(Sacramento) – Pay equity is the goal and Assembly Bill 46 is the vehicle to get us there. That’s how Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) feels about his AB 46, a pay equity bill which would expand California’s pay equity laws for women and minorities to encompass all employees both public and private. Currently, it only applies to the private sector. “Last year, we passed several bills aimed at leveling the playing field for California’s working women and people of color,” Assemblymember Cooper said. “I have introduced a package of bills to provide equality for those workers in our public sector.” Watch this Assembly Access video to see Assemblymember Cooper present AB 46 to the full Assembly.