The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 28, 1985 -Page 3
Laywer addresses wage disparity
By NANCY BRAIMAN
An activist concerned with pay
equity said Friday night that the
culprit of wage disparity is the em-
ployer who segregates employees into
jobs for men, jobs for women and jobs
"This segregated work force is the
key to wage disparity," said Winn
Newman, a Washington attorney, who
addressed a crowd of about 40 people
in Hale Auditorium.
Newman's speech was part of a
symposium on comparable worth
sponsored by the Women's Law
U.S may bqgn
export of crude
WASHINGTON (AP) - Japan is the export li
expected to be one of the buyers when process inc
the United States becomes an oil ex- publishinga
porter, probably early next year, a regulations
Commerce Department spokesman ment period
said yesterday. Cooper sa
President Reagan is expected to license appli
seek the department's approval to ex- filed yet, bu
port Alaskan crude oil from the Cook parently bee
Inlet area, said spokesman B. Jay wants to sell
Cooper. Word of t
The amount involved would be only Alaska Gov
about 6,000 barrels a day, Cooper said. briefly with.
Such sales would generate ap- Yasuhiro Na
poximately $61 million in annual The Japa
revenues. chorage onF
It will take about 75 days to obtain home from N
The principle of comparable worth
asserts that employees should receive
equal pay for work of comparable
Newman said the electrical in-
dustry is one of the biggest per-
petrators of sex-based wage
discrimination. He said that women
on the assembly line are paid less
than men who work as janitors and.
"We need compliance from the
public and private employers," said
Newman about Title VII of the Pay
"Sex- and race-based wage
discrimination is prohibited by the
pay equity act, but the difficulty is in
proving it," said Newman.
According to Newman, one must
examine company documents and
show that the wage disparity could not
have occurred by chance.
Newman said that most cases of
wage disparity occur with jobs that
require no prior experience and only a
high-school diploma in many instan-
Newman said that critics of com-
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Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Winn Newman, attorney specializing in labor issues and pay equity, gives the keynote address on race and
sex-based wage discrimination at a comparable worth symposium Friday night at Hale auditorium.
icense, Cooper said. The
ludes printing a notice,
amendments to existing
and a 30-day public com-
id he did not believe the
ication had been formally
ut "the decision has ap-
en made that the president
Cook Inlet oil."
he export plan came from
. Bill Sheffield, who met
Japanese Prime Minister
akasone last week.
nese leader was in An-
Friday for a stop en route
parable worth feel that the gover-
nment is setting wage rates and that
interferes with the free market
system and it is not economically and
In a panel discussion Saturday,
Gerald Skoning, a lawyer from
Chicago, said "the litagation will con-
tinue to strike horror and terror in the
hearts of employers because they are
class action suits and it draws
tremendous media attention as it con-
Skoning wants to continue to
politicize the issue and dredge out the
statistical data for open inspection by
"Congressional reaction to
Supreme Court decisions in com-
parable worth can be swift and com-
prehensive," said Skoning.
The symposium covered state and
local developments, Title VII
litigation, economic and ad-
ministrative issues, and comparable
worth and race.
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Ann Arbor named as
'business hot spot'
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ann Arbor; with good
Massachusetts and Connecticut; and for intern
cities and states in the industrial nor- Connec
th are among the 10 hottest places in stands for
the United States to start new INDIAT
businesses, trend-watcher and author public-pri
John Naisbitt said Friday. Massac
Naisbitt, author of the book following
"Megatrends," released his list of the revival,
10 best places for starting businesses dustrial e
and creating jobs in what he calls the Mesa, A
"new information, electronic, service and beco
THESE 10 PLACES are very MINN]
nourishing to entrepreneurs," said High m
"The entrepreneur is emerging as business
the new hero in this economy," he ad- trepreneu
ded. San Ar
The cities and states named by business.
Naisbitt were listed in alphabetical like a glot
order, with no attempt to rank among San Di
the top 10. The list, and some of the strong g
reasons he pointed to for each: panies.
ANN ARBOR: In the shadow of TAMP
Detroit, it is becoming a center for bean ar
development and use of robotics. developr
' Atlanta: Becoming "a global city"
air connections and a center
ticut: "Connecticut really
husetts: The whole state is
Boston in a new-business
moving "from the old in-
conomy" to high technology.
Ariz.: "Great quality of life"
ming a center for tourism,
arks for public-private
on and for big technology
es that encourage en-
urship from within.
,ntonio, Texas: "Very pro-
...It's thinking very much
ego: High quality of life and
growth of high-tech com-
A, FLA.: Port to the Carib-
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