NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 07, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(No location given) Comparable worth and sex discrimination examined; salaries of Yale employees Lee Berman and Austin Meritoli compared as example [BERMAN - feels society ignores work done by women.] Leviticus recalled. [Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jeffrey JOSEPH - believes comparable worth is senseless.] [Representative Mary Rose OAKAR - notes same arguments were used about slavery and child labor.] Arguments for and against comparable worth outlined on screen, discussed. Minnesota recalled first state adopting comparable worth for state employees; system illustrated with employees Willy Falk and Tammy Cameron. Washington state noted appealing ruling of Judge Jack E. Tanner on its need to equalize salaries of women state workers. Reagan administration `s opposition to comparable worth noted. [Civil Rights Commission spokesperson Linda CHAVEZ - claims women's primary role is in the home, affecting their earnings.] Outcome of Yale strike, include Berman's incrd. salary, reported.
REPORTER: Mike Jensen