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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Womens rights
April 16, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Gender wage gap: Family leave important for gender parity

I commend The Seattles Times’ editorial board for calling upon the city to pay women equal wages for equal work in the editorial “Gender wage gap persists; city should provide equal pay” [Opinion, April 11]. I was surprised, however, by the recommendation for increasing women’s access to training instead of advocating for the City…

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Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: gender equity, Jane Oliphant, Seattle City Council

April 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Not much has changed in 44 years for parity in women’s pay

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Equal Rights Amendment (the possible 26th Amendment then) was being discussed, argued and finally defeated, I was a young mother whose job was to raise  four chilldren. Women are still getting about 23 cents less an hour per $1  than men. Still!  [“Forum: The gender pay…

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Comments | More in Womens rights | Topics: Elizabeth M. Williams, Equal Rights Amendment, Pay parity