A report by the National Employment Law Project said that for 30 years, from 1976 to 2006, U.S. manufacturing workers were paid a median wage that was above the U.S. pay median. By 2013, the median was 7.7 percent lower than the median U.S. wage for all public and private sector workers.
Qualifications, conflict management and connections — all can be more challenging for women than men. And a report by the American Management Association found that the women among the Fortune 500 CEOS “have earned more rigorous academic degrees, have greater work and life experiences when first appointed, and proved more often to have worked their way up internally” in the organization. The findings “seem to show that women are held to different, if not more demanding, standards than men,” the report’s author said.
In what could be a precedent-setting victory for the modestly paid service-industry workers who help keep the Silicon Valley economy humming, shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from work will vote Wednesday on whether to unionize, hoping success at the poll will lead to others joining what they say is a campaign for better pay and working conditions.
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