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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, June 18, 1985 - Page 3
Commission dumps 'comparable worth'
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Equal "THE EEOC has stood logic on its we have to win these cases over the
Opportunity Commission yesterday head," McEntee said. "The agency is backs of the federal government,"
dismissed "comparable worth" as a no longer a catalyst for change in ef- Newman said.
way to combat wage discrimination, forts to remove bias in the nation's But Jerry Jasinowski of the
but one of the nation's biggest unions wage scales. Instead, its a lightening National Association of Manufac-
said the decision "stood logic on his rod for opposition by the current ad- turers, said the decision is "signal
head." ministration toward the predominant that the whole movement of com-
In its first ruling on the issue, the marketplace issue of the 1980s - pay parable worth is diminishing."
EEOC, which enforces federal job equity." "Employers should rest easier
discrimination laws, rejected the con- Civil rights lawyer Winn Newman, today knowing that one of the chief
cept of comparable worth - the who has filed many comparable worth civil rights arms will not get into the
notion of paying men and women suits, said the decision is an effort by business of determining the inherent
equal pay for different jobs involving the Reagan administration to duck its worth of jobs," he said. "Comparable .
similar skills. responsibilities against job bias. worth simply is an invalid way to
"WE ARE convinced that Congress "We are winning these cases in the determine whether an employer has
never authorized the government to federal courts. It's unfortunate that discrimianted."
take on wholesale restructuring of
wages that were set non-sex based Abuse investigation
tive bargaining or by the market-
place," EEOC Chairman Clarence "
Thomas said. guidelines demanded
Thomas said the Reagan-appointed
commission decided unanimously LANSING, Mich. (UPI) - Child The subcommittee of the Joint Ad-
that Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of abuse investigations came under ministrative Rules Committee also
1964, which bars job discrimination' emotion-charged attack yesterday heard from Becky Barkman of Niles,
does not allow the controversial from the wife of a man convicted of former dirctor of the Small world Pre-
theory of comparable worth. molesting a preschool student and a school, whose husband Richard was
But Gerald W. McEntee, president of woman whose husband committed convicted of criminal sexual conduct.
the American Federation of State, suicide after being convicted of Barkman proposed a number of
County and Municipal Employees, cruelty to his daughter. specific reforms, including the licen-
said the EEOC's action is only the "I hope nothing like this happens to sing and testing of child abuse in-
most recent admistration attempt another family," Donna Lowrey, vestigators. At present, she said,
"choke off" the comparable worth widow of Thomas Lowrey, told a there are "a lot of untrained,
movement. legislative subcommittee. unqualified investigators."
Project fights Ann Arbor hunger
(Csntinued frim Pagei1)
Members of the Hunger Project are determined to end Peace is another local group dedicated to educating the
hunger and starvation on the planet by the end of the cen- community and exploring the symptoms and causes of
tury Th beievetha itis pssile.hunger.
tury. The believe that it is possible. Hunger Task Force coordinator, Chuck Barbieri, said Associated Press
"PEOPLE THINK hunger is always going to he there. that because of the Reagan administrations's cut of The space shuttle Discovery lifts off from the pad at the Kennedy Space
It's not inevitable. It doesn't have to he that way," said welfare, "There isn't a safety net within our economic and Center yesterday on the start of a seven-day mission.
Itsntieial. Itdenthv ob htwy adpolitical srcue ohl h ugy
Denver in a taped interview on a talk show. structure" to help the hungry.
Sine 1960, 41 countries have eliminated mass hunger as
a basic issue. Among them are Hong Kong, Greece, Fiji HBARBIERI SAID the only safety net providedft A rabian prin ce takes off
and South Korea. hungry are the emergency food services organized andA r D an p i e t k s of
The Hunger Project findings prove that there are run by volunteers.
solutions for ending world hunger. The myth that there Barbieri, who earned a Masters degree at the Univer- .
are "too many people and not enough food" is not true, sity in environmental advocacy, said "Hunger is related wih Discovery shuttle
Hoyer said. "There are 4.8 billion people on the planet, to the international economic system which is bent towar-
and enough food to feed seven billion," Hoyer said. ds helping the rich."
"International hunger has been represented in the news
make as mostly caused by drought, weather, and ecological
THE HUNGER Pro ttg its h emembers to make problems. I believe the hunger issues in Africa are CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) - insured for $82 million, was one of
small commitments to combatting hunger. Some mem- (caused) by economic injustice and inequality," Barbieri The veteran spaceship Discovery three radio relay stations carried into
tiers decide to work for the Salvation Army, grow their said carried a Saudi prince, a Frenchman, orbit.
own vegetables in a garden, or make an effort to save lef- five Americans and cargo from four The astronauts plan to launch a
tovers instead of throwing them away after a meal. CATHOLIC SOCIAL Serices Food Cupboard is a city- nations into orbit yesterday in a satellite Tuesday to link 22 Arab
More people have become interested in world hunger based emergency food service which supplies non- flawless start of the 18th space shuttle nations belonging to the Arab Satellite
since the release of the USA for Africa top 40 hit, "We are perishable food to those in need. mission. Communications Organization. On
the World." "It was one of the smoothest ones Wednesday, the fliers will deploy the
Nearly 200 poople visit the center at 117 N. Division St. we've had in a long time," said flight third in AT&T's Telstar satellites.
Hoyer, a fifth grade teacher, said her class sang the each month to receive packages of rice, dried beans, director Cleon Lacefield of the final O a th has b
USA for Africa song in a recent school show, which in- cereals, powdered milk, flour, and canned goods. countdown and Discovery's climb to drOpped off i orit the crew wil use
dicates that today's children are already learning shoutdrpeofinrbtthcewepyus
wrdae hgr dMarily Marsh, supervisor of the emergency food an altitude of 219 miles. Discovery's robot arm to deploy a
program, said the group receives food from churches and PRINCE Sultan Salman Al-Saud, NASA-built astronomical satellite
"I think it's great, what they (USA for Africa) are individuals, and the city and the United Way make grants 28-year-old nephew of King Fahd of called Spartan. It will be released
doing. What I want to know is, what are they going to do to buy food for the needy. to fly in space and wasted little time in h ursday and eetriev cordin
nextMarsh said the people who come to the center for food letting mission controllers know.how of X-ray observations from the center
Hoyer said the money raised by the US-A for Africa are often single parents and single unemployed males. he felt. of the Milky Way.,
campaign is only a Band-Aid, and the long-term goal "We get some of the so-called street people and some of "Just great!" Saud exclaimed.
should be supplying the power and knowledge for Africa to the mentally disturbed," Marsh said. "The view is fantastic from here and In addition to the satellites,
grow its own food. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is one of the many are wish you were with us." Discovery carried three small West
Hoyer said that since its start in 1977, several celebrities As soon as Discovery settled down German experiment packages.
h o e dthsinlve inthe program.Star s iek alerie organizations that provide daily meals for the hungry. for its week in orbit, the five NASA Also aboard the shuttle is a special
have become volved in the program. Stars liek Valerie The church serves a breakfast every day of the year in- astronauts checked out Mexico's first mirror that will be mounted on a win-
Harper from the TV series "Rhoda" and Mindy Cohen asuding corud
from 'Facts of LIfe,' have raised funds for the project. cludingholidays. communications satellite and dow Wednesday to see if a low-
Every morning, between 45 and 65 people go to the pronounced it ready for launch from powered laser beamed up from
- church to receive breakfast. The church receives the cargo bay. It will provide Hawaii can track the ship. It is the fir-
KAdRno SHfAPIrdRsdaughter rtUniversity President - television to the most remote parts of st space experiment in President
Harold Shapiro, is also a briefing leader in New York City. donations from the city and Red Cross to maintam the the country. Reagan's "Star Wars" missile defen-
The Hunger Task Force of the Interfaith Council for breakfast program. THE MEXICAN Morelos satellite, se research effort.

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