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Los Angeles adjusts its salaries

Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said he was sending "a message to all cities across this country." Flanked by union officials and city aides, he announced last week that municipal pay scales would be adjusted so that salaries for jobs held mainly by women would be comparable to those for positions traditionally held by males. Los Angeles thus became the largest city to adopt the controversial system of "comparable worth," which attempts to calculate the value of different jobs, from secretary to warehouseman, based on factors such as education, responsibilities and work conditions. Claimed Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation...

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