Act breaks barriers for women’s economic progress
To the editor:
Highlights of WESA include:
• Decreasing the gender pay gap through the participation of women in high-wage, high-demand nontraditional work and supporting growth for women-owned small businesses.
• Increasing unpaid parental leave for pregnancy and providing reasonable accommodations for pregnant and nursing employees.
• Banning punishment against employees who discuss how much they make.
• Expanding access to high-quality, affordable child care.
• Enhancing protections for victims of domestic violence.
To me, this is a sensible and progressive step forward for Minnesota women. I was disappointed to find out Representative Franson cast a “no” vote for WESA. In November, we need to vote for a representative who is willing to create a better, fairer place to work and live for Minnesota women.