"Workplace discrimination is not universal, but it is far too common — and the people who suffer most are the American workers," said OFCCP Director Patricia A. Shiu. "At OFCCP, we are charged with identifying which federal contractors discriminate in their hiring and pay practices, and which are abiding by the law. We cannot serve our mission to protect workers if companies refuse to give us access to the records they promised to keep and share with us when they signed their contracts."
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
1. For the StarTribune Minneapolis Public School Article and the Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota’s response:
2. The St. Louis Fed’s article regarding a dip in the 2nd quarter wage gap numbers with reasons for the wage gap. We caution the use of the word ‘choice’ in terms of employment. Women choose to be nurses, teachers, administrators rather than executives and engineers. Yes….to a certain extent. I often call this rationale for paying women less than men the ‘let them be plumbers’ argument.
3. Stereotypes: Excerpts from Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink can be found by clicking here
4. Catalyst research on the gender wage gap from Current Population Survey 2009 can be found by clicking here
5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Women’s Earnings by Industry 2009 is here.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Here's the Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota's response:
The whole point of the pay equity law was to challenge the notion that pay should be set "according to the market" - which really just means paying what everybody else pays, but is far from scientific or objective and invariably incorporates historic bias against all marginalized groups.