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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 17, No. 6, June 1985
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Date June 1985
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Transcript PAY EQUITY FACT SHEET Federal law bans job discrimination, both in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equal Pay Act states that an employer cannot discriminate on the basis of sex in paying wages to employees in jobs that are equal. The Civil Rights Act states that it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion or national origin. In 1981, the National Research Council confirmed that "not only do women do different work than men, but also the work women do is paid less, and the more an occupation is dominated by women, the less it pays." The U.S. Department of Labor concludes that on the average, a woman with four years of college can expect to earn about the same as a man who never finished high school. Women are also still concentrated in low-paying, dead-end jobs. Eighty percent of women employed work in only 20 out of 427 occupations listed by the Census Bureau. Pay Equity is NOT "equal pay for equal work." It IS equal pay for work of comparable value. This means that female-dominated jobs should be paid comparably to male-dominated jobs that the employer deemed to be of comparable worth. Examples of segregation of jobs and pay levels: Women account for six percent of all craftworkers and 78 percent of all clerical workers. The average woman who works full-time earns 61 cents to every dollar paid to a man. Out of 427 occupations listed by the Department of Labor, 50 percent of employed women are found in only 20 occupations. More than half of these women work in occupations that are 75 percent female. Racial discrimination compounds the economic problems. The wage gap for black and hispanic women is 55 percent and 51 percent respectively.