Schumer: Outlaw gender-based wage discrimination

(AP) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation to outlaw gender-based pay discrimination.



The New York Democrat says a recent study shows that unfairness even extends to nursing, where males are paid more than female counterparts.



The Journal of the American Medical Association study examined salary trends by gender from 1988 to 2008 from a national sample survey of registered nurses.



It shows males earning about $5,100 a year more on average, though females comprise most of the profession.



According to Schumer, on average, women in the U.S. make about 78 cents for every dollar made by men.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."