Tuesday, February 12, 2008

On today's agenda

We are running quite a few bills this week. One in particular is quite controversial:

  • HB4627 to establish a government “commission on pay equity” to “develop definitions, models, and guidelines for employers and employees on pay equity.” Members of the commission would have to include representatives from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Women's Commission, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO union, the United Auto Workers union, the Michigan Small Business Association, the National Organization for Women, and the Michigan Women's Studies Association. In other words, we should let the government, through a commission which is tilted to the left, tell the private sector how much they should pay their employees.

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