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But, hasn’t it been illegal here, in the U.S. to pay women less, since 1963 under the Equal Pay Act?

“(d) (1) No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions, except where such payment is made pursuant to (i) a seniority system; (ii) a merit system; (iii) a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; or (iv) a differential based on any other factor other than sex: Provided, That an employer who is paying a wage rate differential in violation of this subsection shall not, in order to comply with the provisions of this subsection, reduce the wage rate of any employee.

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Politics And Current Events

Oregon workplace fatalities: Frankie Crispen, a Klamath Falls mill and a shocking death

Frankie Crispen Jr. had a lot to look forward to this past November. He was set to take the rigorous exam that could elevate him to journeyman electrician after four years as an apprentice. 33 more words

The Oregonian

‘Tragic trend’: On-the-job deaths at highest level since 2008, BLS reports 

A total of 5,190 workers died from on-the-job injuries in 2016 – a 7 percent increase from 2015 and the highest number of fatalities since 5,214 workers died in 2008, according to  48 more words

Workplace Safety

Workplace fatalities down, more needs to be done: WCB

The number of workplace fatalities in Saskatchewan is trending lower so far this year than in 2016.

But the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB… 263 more words

Canada

"Avoid the OSHA Focus Four Hazards" -"Infographic"

Recognizing and knowing how to avoid the OSHA Focus Four Hazards may be the most important thing you learn in your OSHA training courses. These “Fatal Four” are the four most common causes of fatalities in the workplace.To help highlight the importance of recognizing these dangers and having clear workplace safety procedures to avoid them, we’ve put this information into an easy-to-use Infographic. 20 more words

News

Plenty of jobs, plenty of danger

New workers should know that falls account for one-third of U.S. construction fatalities.

With construction jobs mushrooming across the country safety is becoming a big problem. 10 more words

Portland Tribune