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President's Message (Dorothy Lum)
Predicting the Future (Mary George)
National Security Takes New Direction in International Relations (Dottie Gullicksen)
Honolulu Leaguers Work Toward Info/Cultural Exchange... (Frank Eldridge)
Council Studies "Affordable Housing" (Astrid Monson)
Report from the Hill
Comparable Pay Catching On
League Membership Update
League Goes to Liberty House "AmericanStyle"
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Comparable Pay Catching On

States and courts are moving more quickly to develop wage systems that pay men and women equally when they hold jobs of comparable value, according to a federal study released earlier this week. Recent changes include:

  • Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia have enacted statutes requiring comparable worth pay systems for government employees.

  • California, Iowa, Montana, Oregon, and Washing-ton have adopted resolutions setting comparable worth as a goal.

  • In a landmark case, a federal judge in Washington ruled in favor of comparable worth, deciding that the state discriminated against female jail guards.

  • Government and private employers can be held ac-countable or even sued for using employee compensation systems which contain disparities in the pay of women and men doing jobs considered to be of equal or commensurate value.

Bureau of National Affairs, a private, non-partisan researech group.

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