SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) voted Thursday in support of the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358), which was authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). The bill would revise the California Equal Pay Act to prohibit employers from paying employees wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for “similar work” as opposed to the current standard of “equal work.”
“I’m proud to have joined my colleagues (Thursday) in supporting better pay for all women across our great state. Currently California women make 84 cents to every dollar a man earns, which is unacceptable. People should be paid equal and fair wages for the same work on a non-discriminatory basis and SB 358 will further that goal,” stated Assemblyman Garcia.