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Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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Paul Duke talking about a new issue being raised by women s groups is the concept of "Comparable Worth" a top priority for the 80's. It is beyond "equal pay for the same job" to "equal pay for comparable jobs". 18 states have set up systems to rate jobs by skill requirements and responsibilities, lawmakers in Congress taking notice.

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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A high school classroom, an African American woman teacher lectures a mostly African American class. Teacher begins to lecture.

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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A woman at typewriter with files on desk. Secretary, office worker, clerical work

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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A hospital ward, nurses and orderlies at work with text over the image.

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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Representative Olympia Snowe (R Maine) You ll see again and again examples of wage discrimination. And I think that s why it s so important to have an objective evaluation of these various occupations. And I think you ll see the documentation gender based discrimination. This legislation would at least examine one of the agencies for which the Congress has responsibility and hopefully would translate that into eliminating wage discrimination in all of the other agencies that we do have responsibility for. And perhaps it could serve as a role model for use by the states and of course the private sector throughout this country.

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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Image of a judge's gavel, title AFSCME vs. Washington

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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Gary Hart (D Colorado) campaigning on a street

Lawmakers - March 15, 1984 - Women's Rights, Equal Pay

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A bargaining table, mostly surrounded by women, one woman shown looking concerned.

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Graphic of White House, title "ADMINISTRATION OPPOSED BECAUSE" Regan administrations give the grounds given that "female employees had a fair chance for higher paying jobs"

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Democratic Congressmen giving testimony against the Reagan Administration s position on pay equity for women. Representative Pat Schroeder (D Colorado) you know, the Civil Rights Act of 64 states very clearly that it is against the law to pay women less than men to perform work of equal, comparable value. The Equal Employment Commission along with the Justice Department are supposed to enforce the Civil rights Act. In the area of pay equity they have failed. They have done nothing and it is my opinion they have not even tried. I think that the problem is while the Administration wants to have words deploring it, they don t want to deal with it. Its look at what we say, not what we do. And unfortunately we just cannot ignore the paralysis on pay equity enforcement, no matter what their words are. I keep reminding them that women are the biggest consumer of cosmetics in this country, we can tell cosmetic responses. We are very good at detecting what is real and what is cosmetic and the response in the whole area of pay equity is cosmetic.

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Democratic Congressmen giving testimony against the Reagan Administration s position on pay equity for women. Representative Barney Frank (D Massachusetts), subcommittee chairman it simply cannot be a good way for government to act, to simply celebrate the birthday once a year of charges and let them accumulate, but that appears to be what s happening. Clarence Thomas, Chairman EEOC I think it has to be understood that this is not the only problem area and that we have attempted in the last two years to remedy a wide range of problems within the Commission. We think that we ve made a lot of progress. We stand by that. We ve indicated in this area that it s been slow in developing, a lot slower than I would have liked it.

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Representative Barney Frank (D Massachusetts) If the status quo continues, if we continue to have the kind of people in office now who don t think it s a serious issue, and if you get appointments to the Supreme Court in the next four years of similar types of people, I m afraid the lesson to employers will be it s okay to discriminate against women as long as you are sophisticated and subtle about it. And the lawyers will make a lot more money advising people how to get away with being prejudice against women.