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Pay differences between male and female employees, Brewer, ca.1970-2004

Pay differences between male and female employees, Brewer, ca.1970-2004

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Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

While the women of Eastern took on numerous jobs they knew their pay was not equal to that of their male counterparts and that men had more career advancement opportunities.

Anne Robinson worked as the employee services benefit coordinator in the human resources department. Anne's job was to help workers with issues relating to their benefits such as worker’s compensation.

She stated that if she were a man she would have been making $5,000 more a year.

Anne's position was not part of the union and so she did not have a system in place to guarantee her equal pay.


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