David Cohen: Stop Suing Philadelphia As It Tries To End The #WageGap

Comcast, along with other big employers in Philly, just sued the City for the right to demand you share your wage history, if you’re applying to work there. We need your help to stop them.

Problem is – if you’re a woman, or a person of color, you’ve likely made a lot less than a white man with a similar level of education. Women earn 79% of what men do in Pennsylvania – and Black women and Hispanic women make far less – 68 cents and 56 cents on the dollar compared to what a white man makes, respectively.

Last year, Philly City Council passed a bill making your wage history private – unless you choose to share it at an interview. Following the lead of states like Oregon, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico, Philly legislators passed the measure unanimously, as an urgent effort to raise wages for working families, here in the poorest big city in the United States. And Mayor Kenney signed it into law.

But Comcast, along with other non-property-tax payers like Drexel and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and big tax-exempt developers like Liberty Property Trust, has sued to prevent that law from taking effect. Tell David Cohen to stop fighting women and folks of colors’ fight to sustain their lives and families by emailing him now.

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