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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Dems & pay gap

Unequal pay for women is the gift that keeps on giving to the Democratic Party.

The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed this practice 50 years ago. Any woman who is paid less for doing the same job as a man, at the same location, for the same company, has a potential lawsuit that she will win.

In fact, women are being offered higher starting salaries than men in many of the top-paying professions as companies try to equalize numbers to comply with civil rights laws.

Would a petroleum engineer want to work in a glass tower in Houston or on the North Slope of Alaska? Men who choose to live in barracks and work on the North Slope should and do make more money.

The book “Jobs Rated Almanac” rates jobs based on factors such as work environment, stress, danger level and physical demands. Out of the 25 worst jobs, 24 have a workforce that is 85 percent or more male.

Richard Johnson


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