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  Equal Pay for Equal Work: The War Labor Board on Gender Inequality
That became clear in the following document, which insisted upon the policy of equal pay for equal work—a seemingly self-evident principle that was not standard practice in American industry.
Their discrimination should not be related to the “equal pay for equal work” question; they should be determined on the basis of maintaining or developing a proper balance of wage rates for various jobs based upon job evaluation.
We have even seen instances in which the workers have demanded or the employers have proposed, that the wages being paid to women in one plant should be increased on the ground that in some other plant similar work is being done by men at a higher wage.
historymatters.gmu.edu /d/5144   (556 words)

 equal pay act
Women who have the same qualifications and the same education are still getting paid less than their male counterparts.
Women today are branching out into different professions in part to some of the actions taken to close the wage gap and to end discrimination.
Pay equity is the term more often used to describe the remedy for wage discrimination against women - or equal work of equal value.
www.uhigh.ilstu.edu /soc/labor/equal_pay_act.htm   (1316 words)

 CEPR - Strengthening the Middle Class: Ensuring Equal Pay for Women (Testimony)
Women’s employment patterns have also begun to look more and more like men’s, at least some of which was due to rising wages, which pulled women into the labor force.
However, in the 1990s, single women with children had the sharpest increase in employment—so much so that by the early 2000s, their employment rates are almost equal to those of single women without children.
Women were more likely than men (37.5 percent compared to 29.6 percent) to have received no pay during their longest leave (Waldfogel 2001).
www.cepr.net /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1145&Itemid=193   (3745 words)

 FWHC News: Equal Pay
The objective of the Fair Pay Act is to fill in the gaps left by the 1963 Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Due to strict interpretation by the lower courts, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are not broad enough to stop the widespread discrimination in the American work force.
Moreover, employers are required to pay equal wages even when the work may be dissimilar, but the skills and responsibilities are similar.
www.fwhc.org /equalpay.htm   (996 words)

 AFL-CIO Weblog | Equal Pay for Women Still a Long Way Off
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far into the calendar year a woman must work to earn as much as a man earned last year.
For decades, unions have helped women and people of color bridge the wage gap. Through the power of collective bargaining, they have been able to win access to health insurance and other benefits for themselves and their families. In fact, women who belong to unions earn 31 percent more than their nonunion counterparts.
Not only should we be paid equally for equal work, but men should be able to enjoy paternity leave to bond with their children—without penalty.
blog.aflcio.org /2007/04/24/equal-pay-for-women-still-a-long-way-off   (1283 words)

 Equal pay for women in tennis majors - The Tennis Channel
I understand that the WTA organization is upset with Wimbledon officials because the pay for women is less than that which is paid to men.
I have long felt that the equal pay issue would not be an issue at all if women would play by the same standards as men, meaning that they should play best-of-five in the majors in order to earn equal pay.
The arguement for equal prize money for women has centered on the fact that due to the increased depth in women's tennis in recent years as many, if not more, fans are being brought to the events and watching on TV to see the women play as the men.
www.thetennischannel.com /forum/forums/2593/PrintPost.aspx   (1654 words)

 Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.
Women's business and professional associations, labor groups, civil rights organizations and others committed to equal pay coordinated activities to raise awareness about how to solve wage inequity.
Equal Pay Day 2007: NCPE teamed with Women Work and BPW-USA to stage a rally for equal pay on the West Lawn of the US Capitol on April 24.
www.pay-equity.org /day.html   (202 words)

 Equal Pay Act
The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment.
Employers may not pay unequal wages to men and women who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility, and that are performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment.
Pay differentials are permitted when they are based on seniority, merit, quantity or quality of production, or a factor other than sex.
www.eeoc.gov /types/epa.html   (1039 words)

 It's Time for Working Women to Earn Equal Pay
In 2007, women are paid only 77 cents for every dollar a man is paid, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Their pay inequality is less severe than for women as a whole, but they still earned only 88 cents for every dollar that men earned in 2000.
The High Court ruled in May 2007 that women who believe they are being denied equal pay must file suit within 180 days after the discrimination occurs.
www.aflcio.org /issues/jobseconomy/women/equalpay   (375 words)

 Women Tennis Players Demand "Equal Pay for Less Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While I support equality of opportunity and equal pay for the same work, the women pros seek "equal pay for less work." In tennis terms, this kind of special treatment is out of bounds.
If women are outdrawing men, then the issue of equal pay is worth investigating.
As a former tournament player, I can assure you that demanding equal pay for less work is a negative message and bad principle for tennis, promoters, and the viewing public alike.
www.pacificresearch.org /pub/con/1999/99-05-19.html   (573 words)

 Pay Equity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today, as women start their careers the pay gap is smaller, but still exists.
This occupational segregation results in an inverse relationship between the percentage of women employed in a field and the average hourly salary in that field.
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is committed to advocating for equal pay for women in academia.
www.aauw.org /laf/library/payequity.cfm   (432 words)

 TENNIS.com - Message Board - Viewing a Thread - Equal Pay Debate
Equality is too important a principle to give up on for the sake of less than 2 per cent of the profit that the All England Club will make at this year’s tournament.
The mere suggestion of equal pay is met with such astonishment that you would think someone wanted to begin driving on the right side of the road.
while women's tennis is slower, and not as fit, hell, one of the williams sister had to forfeit a match because she suffered a blister, oh, and the most notorious stomach ache that Henin suffered.
www.tennis.com /messageboard/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=89&start=1   (6662 words)

 Income Gap / Equal pay for women still a dream
Today is Equal Pay Day, the date this year when women will catch up to what men earned by Dec. 31 last year.
At the rate of change, working women in California will not achieve equal pay until 2044, when their daughters are near retirement age.
But wage discrimination is not limited to situations involving lower pay for the same jobs, and now, four decades after the act became law, progress on the road to equal pay has been slow and uneven in California.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/04/15/ED264220.DTL   (860 words)

 The European Women's Lobby
The first provision on gender equality in the early European Community Treaty was article 119 of the Treaty of Rome, which introduced the principle of equal pay for women and men for equal work.
In 1997, equality between women and men, extending beyond the issue of pay, was introduced for the first time into the European Treaties as a one of the objectives and mission of the European Union (articles 2 and 3 TEC).
With directive 2002/73, modifying the general equal treatment in employment directive, for the first time at EU level, binding legislation was introduced, that defines sexual harassment and recognises sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination.
www.womenlobby.org /read.asp?DocID=184&parentCat=15   (1115 words)

 Equal Pay for Women   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EQUAL PAY DAY, a nationwide reminder that women are still paid less than men, is Thursday, April 8.
Women are paid the least compared with men — less than 70 cents on the dollar — in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Louisiana.Women of color in those states earn about 60 cents to the dollar.
25 years ago, women earned 59 cents to a man’s $1, meaning that she has moved toward equal pay at the rate of half-penny, or one-half of 1 percent per year.
polyzine.com /equalpay.html   (370 words)

 What's wrong with equal pay for women? : CollegeRecruiter.com Insights by Employers Blog
Recent studies show that women, even at the highest levels of business, perceive negotiation negatively, while men almost relish it.
Though women hold nearly half of the management level jobs in the U.S. work force, on average, white women earn 78 cents for every dollar a male earns.
Another recent study, conducted in the United Kingdom, suggests women are more likely to hold nonprofit sector jobs and positions in smaller private firms that simply pay less.
www.collegerecruiter.com /employersblog/archives/2005/06/whats_wrong_with_equal_pay_for.php   (222 words)

 Equal pay for women - Region 8 News
"White-collar or blue-collar jobs, in many instances, women do not receive equal pay." That is what Kathy Brach, co-chair of the Local 1853 women’s committee, told folks as she was handing out information packets and a Payday candy bar at the Tennessee state capitol.
The local, which represents Saturn workers, was lobbying to promote equal pay for women in the workplace.
Telling her about the rally for equal pay, she replied "You’re preaching to the choir." She turned out to be Rep. Tommie Brown, a strong supporter of women’s equality.
www.uaw.org /solidarity/rnews/r8/00/r8q3_4.html   (388 words)

 Newport News-Times: Unhappy hour focuses on equal pay for women
Pay equity continues to be an issue of economic justice for women and minorities in America.
Achieving fair pay for women and minorities continues to be a struggle for the U.S. The problem is complex.
Business and Professional Women, local organizations and advocates nationwide will mobilize their communities by holding press conferences and setting up meetings with public officials and policymakers to push for stronger state and federal equal pay laws.
www.newportnewstimes.com /articles/2006/04/26/business/business03.txt   (441 words)

 WAGE - Getting Even Poll: Women Want Equal Pay
Women believe that achieving equal pay for women should be a top priority for the women’s movement.
Women interviewed in the February 2004 Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes Survey rated the issue of equal pay in the workplace as an important to how they vote ; 24% said it was the most important issue and 57% rated it very important.
Peter Hart Research found that 79% of women and 70% of men would be more likely to vote for a candidate that "favors strengthening equal pay laws for women".
www.wageproject.org /content/polls/geteven.php   (212 words)

 UNISON the public service union - Campaigns
(27/10/04) As evidence mounts that women still lag far behind their male counterparts in the workforce 34 years after the Equal Pay Act, UNISON, the UK’s largest union, says the only way forward is government action.
But too many women, said the EOC, are trapped in low paying jobs, and its latest figures showed a 19.5% gender pay gap between women.
Even women graduates are still earning less than 15% of men with the same qualification five years after graduating.
www.unison.org.uk /equalpay/news_view.asp?did=1735   (393 words)

 Equal Pay for Women? | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
Women's champ Amelie Mauresmo earned $1.15 million; her seven matches lasted a total of 9.4 hours, an average of $122,240 per hour.
Pay the workers for the work they've done—more pay for more time, less pay for less time.
And when that happens—when the women are on court as long as the men, putting as much time into the game as the guys—I'll be the first in line demanding equal pay.
www.christianitytoday.com /ct/2006/julyweb-only/128-43.0.html   (821 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Public Statements
The Equal Pay Act was passed 43 years ago; however, current data shows that women working full time, year-round, still make only 76 cents for every dollar that a man makes.
According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, working women stand to lose $250,000 over the course of their career because of unequal pay practices - a difference in pay that cannot be fully explained by experience, education, or other qualifications.
The seminar also featured a negotiation workshop to train young women entering the workforce, as well as a panel, moderated by Clinton, which discussed how women should handle pay equity once they are a part of the workforce and legislative efforts to close the wage gap in the face of recent government rollbacks.
www.vote-smart.org /speech_detail.php?speech_id=169439&keyword=&phrase=&contain=   (456 words)

 Letters to the Editor » Equal pay for women
Equal Pay Day takes place each year on a Tuesday in April, symbolizing the point in the next week and year to which a woman must work to achieve pay equity.
Pay disparities affect women of all ages, races, and education levels regardless of their family decisions.
Because women live longer than men, they will have to stretch their retirement savings — which are less to begin with — over a longer period of time.
www.journaltimes.com /nucleus/index.php?itemid=5197   (912 words)

 ScienceDaily: Gloomy equal pay picture for British women
More worrisome, the analysts say, is the fact that narrowing of the pay gap, which has been happening for the past 30 years, appears to have stalled.
Women make some, but not enough, progress (March 8, 2007) -- More of the world's women work, but they've made little progress toward gender wage equality and often earn low pay, a report released...
Risk Of Uterine Rupture During Labor Higher For Women With A Prior Cesarean Delivery (July 11, 2001) -- Women with a prior cesarean section, who undergo labor for their second child, are at increased risk of a rupture of the uterus, compared with women who elect another cesarean section birth.
www.sciencedaily.com /upi/?feed=TopNews&article=UPI-1-20060728-11091700-bc-britain-equalpay.xml   (1747 words)

 Ross (AR04) - Press Release - Congressman Ross Calls for Equal Pay for Women   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That’s essentially the same as allowing women to collect only three out of every four paychecks, and that must be changed.
A parent’s income is used to pay for family essentials: groceries, doctors’ visits, child-care, rent, education.
The Paycheck Fairness Act will strengthen existing equal pay and civil rights laws by providing more effective remedies to women who are not being paid equal wages for doing equal work.
www.house.gov /ross/pr_2001_2002/pr_equalpay.html   (302 words)

 Acas - Lack of knowledge is holding back equal pay for women says Acas
Evidence from Acas advisers on the ground confirmed that lack of information about equal pay legislation was second only to the financial implications as a reason for failure to take action on implementing equal pay.
The law at present says that where a company carries out an equal pay review and identifies any discriminatory pay levels the difference in pay must be put right immediately.
If the law were to be changed to allow organisations to phase in equal pay over a period of time many employers may be more willing to look at equal pay issues, knowing they had time to sort out the company's finances.
www.acas.org.uk /index.aspx?articleid=950   (513 words)

 Pacific Views: Equal pay for women is such a radical concept.
Equal pay for women is such a radical concept.
They had urged the administration to accept a federal district court decision requiring such pay in the state of Washington and wrote a letter to the White House saying "support for pay equity...
The pay gap can be explained by seniority of male workers and the fact that women leave the work force for extended periods, he said.
www.pacificviews.org /weblog/archives/001383.html   (274 words)

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