He says all workers should be paid the same rate to do the same work, regardless of age, sex, and race.
The Assembly Legislation would establish a state policy of setting salaries based on comparable work and make it easier to enforce equal pay regulations.
"Right now in New York State, women earn about $.83 for every dollar that a man earns, and that's not right," said Brindisi. "That means New York Women are losing out on $24 billion because of this pay disparity and these laws will help address that."
Brindisi says that experience, effort, and skill should be what determines a worker's wage, especially when many families are struggling to make ends meet.