Tester Fights for Workplace Equality in Montana

Billings – Today, on the ninth anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Sen. Jon Tester continues to fight for Montana’s women, who are still only paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men.

That means Montana women who are employed full time lose, on average, a combined total of nearly $2.5 billion every year due to the wage gap.

Those aren’t Montana values, and Tester believes that women in Montana and nationwide deserve workplace equality, and his record reflects that.

Tester has cosponsored and voted for equal pay legislation – including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – six times.

And he’s cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would give employees more tools and protections to make sure they are getting the same amount of money for the same work. Tester has also voted for legislation to prevent employment discrimination against pregnant workers and provide them a right to workplace accommodations.

And he will continue to fight until there is workplace equality for everyone.