"Vermont's equal pay advocates achieved legislative solutions for the wage gap in 2002 and 2005. The legislation ensures equal pay for equal work, allows workers to disclose wages to co-workers without retaliation, and prevents employer use of non-disclosure of wages as a condition for employment.
Vermont has made progress, yet the gap continues. When working women have less money in their pockets, families struggle to pay for healthcare, housing, food, and transportation, and women fail to save for retirement. Vermont's economy suffers as long as wage discrimination exists - let's stop it now."
- Mary Claire Carroll, Chair of Vermont Commission on Women's Economic Security and Equity Committee