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Senator Stewart, District 13 — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 17, 2018

CONTACT: Ali Ak?n Kurnaz, 407-893-2422


Senator Stewart Rallies Support for Equal Pay for Equal Work

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) is a firm believer in equal pay for equal work, and understands first-hand the heavy economic toll it takes predominantly on women when they face discrimination in the paycheck.

Determined to change those numbers, Senator Stewart is sponsoring legislation that would level the playing field in the work place, as well as a resolution that codifies equality for women in the constitution.

On Tuesday, January 23rd, a rally will be held in support of the measures in the state Capitol. The event will begin at 12:00 PM on the Fourth Floor Rotunda in Front of the Senate Chamber. Those in the Orlando area are encouraged to board buses, cars, or carpool to attend the rally.

“There is a shift in culture that needs to be recognized and equality for all endorsed,” said Stewart.

Senate Bill 594 is designed to prohibit an employer from various discrimination practices. This includes “providing less favorable opportunities to employees” and decisions based on their sex, unfair employment practices that relate to employee wages and benefits, and other actions indicative of labor and discrimination that occur in the workplace.

A companion bill, House Bill 393, has been introduced by Representative Lori Berman (D-Lantana).
 

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