Season 10 Episode 4: Making the Equal Pay Act of 1963

March 30, 2023

About This Episode

Sixty years ago, President John F. Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Act of 1963. It was one of the first federal anti-discrimination laws that dealt with wage discrimination on the basis of sex. While Kennedy was the man who signed the bill into law, it was only because of a women-led movement that the act became a reality. Rutgers University Distinguished Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations Dr. Dorothy Sue Cobble discusses the women who helped make the Equal Pay Act of 1963,

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