Pay equity commission stuck in committee

Capital News Service
LANSING – A bill to create a commission on pay equity is stalled in the House Government Operations Committee, but it might get a chance in December. The Commission on Pay Equity, as it would be known, would “develop definitions of comparable wages, using the criteria of composite skills, responsibility, effort, education or training, and working conditions,” according to the bill. Karla Swift, president of the Michigan AFL-CIO, said she would like to see the bill passed in the lame-duck session in December. Reps. Dian Slavens, D-Canton, and Marcia Hovey-Wright, D-Muskegon, along with about thirty other representatives, sponsored the bill.