Today in Labor History

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April 19, 1974

2013-06-10-EqualPayButtonA one-week national strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers begins over wage inequality. The Canada Post Office’s new postal mechanization system was staffed with female postal code machine operators paid $2.94/hour compared to male postal clerks making $3.69/hour. In the end, an arbitrator awarded female postal coders the same wages as male postal clerks.

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  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Action New Hampshire and commented:
    Another example of the struggle for equal pay.

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