(7502) Pay equity strike, San Jose, CA

Members of AFSCME Local 101 in San Jose, CA struck for pay equity for women in 1981, the first strike of its kind in the nation. Local 101 had already urged the city government to conduct a pay equity study which revealed sharp disparities in men’s and women’s pay for equally valuable work. The strike succeeded in the city agreeing to remedy this gap.

(7502) Pay equity strike, San Jose, CA
Date: 
1981-07-00
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Photograph
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7502