We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Brown To Sign Equal Pay Bill

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file photo
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio file photo

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office says he will sign equal pay legislation moving through the state Capitol.

Brown’s top aide tweeted the news Wednesday to mark Women’s Equality Day, the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote.

The measure is up for a vote in the California Assembly Thursday. It would prohibit employers from paying any employee less than a co-worker of the opposite gender for substantially similar work. It would also allow co-workers to discuss their wages with each other.

Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio