underthingstumblring replied to your post: That said, I do think the country is in dire need…but i feel like there is no way to enforce a law like that without disclosing the wages of all workers?
I sort of envision a 3rd-party monitor, sort of a watch dog to make sure companies are…
The onus is on the companies to ensure the pay structure is *fair* but the actual force behind that comes from it being *public*. Or rather…if you have to disclose people’s salaries, and there are substantial differences, you had damn well better have *reasons* for those differences which are not based on gender, race, sexuality, or any other protected class. And if you don’t, then what’s wrong with a little public scrutiny? Preventing wage discussion is how places like Wal-Mart prevent collective bargaining, for example.
I personally find it a little weird how people are secretive about their salaries. I’ll happily discuss my compensation with anyone who asks. It helps me know that I’m not getting screwed at the very least.