Advocate for pay transparency by contacting your representatives.
by Zhou Fang, Intersectional Group
Dear [Elected Official's Name and Title],
I am writing to urge you to support pay transparency legislation [insert relevant legislation name here if applicable]. As a constituent and member of the [insert region] workforce, I believe that legislation requiring that pay scales be published for open roles, at a minimum, is a powerful tool to promote fairness and equity for all workers.
Many studies have shown that pay transparency can help close the gender pay gap and promote equity in the workplace. When employees have access to information about pay ranges for their position or open positions, it empowers them to negotiate fair compensation and hold their employers accountable for any pay disparities.
Also, pay transparency can benefit employers as well. For example, businesses with strong pay transparency policies can attract and retain employees, which can lead to higher productivity, lower turnover rates, and a better bottom line.
I look forward to seeing your support of legislation promoting pay transparency. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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