Equal Pay Act Of 1963

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Money, it is the most vital and materialistic component of any economic culture that virtually defines an individual; the crux of what brings countries together in unity. How is it, though, that a piece of paper uniting countries, can tear another country to shreds from the inside out. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is a key point in the history of the U.S. that helped to reveal the “secret” of unfair pay between the sexes, and reassemble the country as a whole once more: though this act is far from perfect, and there is still a great deal of skepticism from numerous people of the women’s party, the Equal Pay Act was instated, and is under the constant act of revision, to create a fairer environment across the nation by bringing attention to an…show more content…
Whether said law was simply unclear in its written state, without foul intentions, or the accused felt they could elude the authority, laws will be broken. March of 1974, Corning Glass Works was brought to the Supreme Court under the accusation that women were being underpaid for working in the same conditions, doing the same tasks as men of the company. The only difference, the women worked the day shift. Prior to this case, originating from a complaint made in ‘66, the company had complaints filed against them: violations of the Equal Pay Act had occurred and been ignored to the nth degree. Warnings had been issued, but to little avail (“Supreme Court Case” Findlaw ). After the hearings by the Supreme Court, Corning Glass decided base-wage rates were to be equal for new…show more content…
It is so clearly there, but is there truly a reason behind it? Throughout history women have been seen as second class citizens. The time has come and gone where a woman goes to school in order to prepare her for life ahead; in other words, she had to learn how to be a good wife. As men were sent off to war, women began to pick up the slack. After that, there was no stopping them from chasing what they wanted to become. Research shows wage gaps are solely a product of the choices of the second party. Woman have chosen what level of education they wish to pursue, the fields they wish to be in, and where they work. When looking back at a censuses of the early-to-mid 1900’s the majority of working women worked at small enterprises rather than booming companies: large Firms pay at higher rates, their payout going predominantly to males of the working class (Rubenstien, Michael Harvey). When taken under the scope, large enterprises rejected woman workers, and if they did hire, the lady’s income would be significantly smaller. Consequently, companies would deny the reason being that they were of a different sex, and rather blame it on how little education the skill the person had, “Frequently, even when given raises, their new pay still comes short of that of their male coworkers.”(Kasperkevic, Jana). How does one go about proving themselves not guilty in the court of law? Were companies deceiving the minds of authority in order to save their
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