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Ivanka Trump backs decision to undo gender pay gap rule

Ivanka Trump supports her father’s decision to undo an Obama administration directive that was designed to help eliminate the gender pay gap even though she has said it was one of her signature issues, it was reported on Wednesday.

In January 2016, former President Barack Obama introduced a measure that required employers to compile data on how much they pay their workers as categorized by race, gender, and ethnicity.

The White House said this week that it would discontinue the policy – with the blessing of Ivanka Trump.

‘Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results,’ Ivanka Trump said in a statement whose contents were reported by Newsweek.

Ivanka Trump (seen Wednesday on the South Lawn of the White House) supports her father’s decision to undo an Obama administration directive designed to help eliminate the gender pay gap even though she has said it was one of her signature issues, it was reported on Wednesday 

‘Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results,’ Ivanka Trump said in a statement

‘Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results,’ Ivanka Trump said in a statement

‘Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results,’ Ivanka Trump said in a statement 

In January 2016, former President Barack Obama (seen above) introduced a measure that required employers to compile data on how much they pay their workers as categorized by race, gender, and ethnicity

In January 2016, former President Barack Obama (seen above) introduced a measure that required employers to compile data on how much they pay their workers as categorized by race, gender, and ethnicity

‘We look forward to continuing to work with [the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission], [the Office of Management and Budget], Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap.’

Ivanka Trump’s statement outraged women’s advocacy groups.

‘Equal pay experts worked hard on this rule, but somehow @IvankaTrump on her own decided this policy “would not yield the intended results”,’ tweeted the National Women’s Law Center.

‘Unsurprisingly, @IvankaTrump & her dad would rather listen to billionaire corporations than those fighting for the rights of working people.’

The NWLC tweeted a Brady Bunch-style picture montage showing a group of high-profile public figures and celebrities credited with bringing attention to the issue of unequal pay.

Ivanka Trump’s statement outraged women’s advocacy groups, like the National Women’s Law Center, which produced a meme that pointedly excluded the president’s daughter from a group of people is considers ‘champions of equal pay’

On April 4, Ivanka Trump tweeted: '#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. We must work to close the gender pay gap!'

On April 4, Ivanka Trump tweeted: ‘#EqualPayDay is a reminder that women deserve equal pay for equal work. We must work to close the gender pay gap!’

The NWLC cited the tweet in criticizing the president's daughter for supporting the White House policy to roll back Obama-era regulations

The NWLC cited the tweet in criticizing the president’s daughter for supporting the White House policy to roll back Obama-era regulations

‘Thank you for being champions of equal pay,’ the meme reads, honoring those like Obama, Serena Williams, Beyonce, and Kerry Washington.

But the meme pointedly includes a portrait shot of Ivanka Trump, with the words ‘NOT YOU’ superimposed on her photo. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Ivanka Trump tweeted a picture in which she is seen standing alongside her father and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

The photo was taken in Missouri, where the president gave a speech about his proposals for tax reform.

‘We must reform our tax code so that all Americans can succeed in our modern economy and achieve the American Dream!’ Ivanka Trump tweeted.

In response, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted: ‘But no equal pay. Wow. How disappointing. Who represents women in [the White House]? We hoped it would be Ivanka. Sad.’

Comedian Chelsea Handler was even more ruthless.

‘During Trump’s speech in Missouri, he told Ivanka to stand up, and she did,’ the Netflix star tweeted.

‘Congrats girl on finally standing up for something.’

Earlier on Wednesday, Ivanka Trump tweeted a picture in which she is seen standing alongside her father and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The photo was taken in Missouri, where the president gave a speech about his proposals for tax reform

Earlier on Wednesday, Ivanka Trump tweeted a picture in which she is seen standing alongside her father and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The photo was taken in Missouri, where the president gave a speech about his proposals for tax reform

Ivanka Trump has been subjected to the wrath of her father’s liberal critics who say she has failed to stand up for principle even though she fashions herself as politically progressive.

Although she has publicly stated in the past that she supports causes such as protecting LGBT rights and combating climate change, her father has pursued policies that are antithetical to those positions.

In June, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Earlier this week, the president moved ahead with his goal of banning transgender service people from the military.

The EEOC adopted the requirements last year under Obama, saying the information was necessary to identify and address discriminatory wage gaps.

In response, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted: ‘But no equal pay. Wow. How disappointing. Who represents women in [the White House]? We hoped it would be Ivanka. Sad’

In response, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted: ‘But no equal pay. Wow. How disappointing. Who represents women in [the White House]? We hoped it would be Ivanka. Sad’

Comedian Chelsea Handler was even more ruthless. ‘During Trump’s speech in Missouri, he told Ivanka to stand up, and she did,’ the Netflix star tweeted. ‘Congrats girl on finally standing up for something’

Comedian Chelsea Handler was even more ruthless. ‘During Trump’s speech in Missouri, he told Ivanka to stand up, and she did,’ the Netflix star tweeted. ‘Congrats girl on finally standing up for something’

But the White House Office of Management and Budget in a memo on Tuesday said the rule was burdensome to companies and could pose privacy and confidentiality issues.

The rule would have required businesses to begin reporting the information in March 2018.

Currently, employers must report about 130 different categories of wage data to the EEOC each year.

Under the new rule, they would have been required to report more than 3,300 categories.

It was the Trump administration’s latest bid to undo Obama-era policies designed to help workers or unions.

The administration has also moved to scrap rules extending mandatory overtime pay to millions of workers and expanding reporting requirements for companies when they respond to union campaigns.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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