Michelle Williams aids cause of equal pay for equal work
WASHINGTON — Michelle Williams, who has seen firsthand the disparity in men and women’s pay, joined lawmakers and activists Tuesday in the Capitol to support the principle of equal pay for equal work.
The Oscar nominee attended a news conference marking Equal Pay Day, designed to symbolize how far a woman has to work into the year to make what a man made in the previous year.
The actress called on people to imagine a world where women don’t have to spend energy fighting for fair pay.
In 2017, reports surfaced that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for reshoots of the Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World” while Williams got less than $1,000 for the same work.
The Democrat-led House has passed a bill to ensure equal pay for women. The legislation is unlikely to be taken up by the Republican-controlled Senate. NVG
Witherspoon, Davis, DuVernay join forces for Time’s Up anniversary
PH can add $40B to economy if women treated equally to men at work
Women paid less than men for same work in agri sector
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.