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Female Custodians Sue Congress for Violating Equal Pay Laws

Fifty female custodians have sued Congress and the Capitol architect for pay discrimination. The highest the women make is $10.08 an hour, while the men get $11.10. After formal mediation was unsuccessful, the women filed a class-action suit with the help of their union: the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The employees have charged Congress and the Capitol architect with violating equal pay laws, and the women seek back pay and punitive damages.

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Washington Feminist Faxnext - August 8, 1997

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