Advocating for strong pay equity laws since 1980.
One of PECOM's underlying themes is to honor the work that women are already doing. According to the 2000 census (can't wait to see what the 2010 census reveals) -- occupations with the highest number of females in Minnesota: 1. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants2. Elementary and Middle School Teachers3. Registered Nurses4. Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks5. Customer Services Representatives6. Accountants and Auditors 7. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8. First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers9. Child Care Workers 10. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health AidesWhile we argue about whether or not women can be engineers (translation -- can make more money) -- lets not lose sight of the fact that they are not now -- and never have been engineers in large numbers. So attention must be placed on how we compensate women now -- based on their skills, responsibility, problem solving ability, working conditions and accountability.
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