Report on Female Staff Discrimination at Columbia University, February 1971, page 5

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EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION

Eggloyment Ratios

The following statistics were taken from the report submitted i

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observations can be made on the basis of the data below:‘
(1) In 1969, there were 70 people employed in the top-most‘ii"'
levels of the administration g- including officers of
the University, deans, associate deans and assistant
deans. 69 of these administrators were male; the one
female was serving as an assistant dean -- the lowest
level of the hierarchy.
(2) The total secretarial-clerical staff was l03fi of which
18 (1.75%) were male and mm (98.3%) were female. As '
with faculty positions, we again observe that the low-
ipaying, low-status jobs are held primarily by women.
While these figures do not represent a substantial
difference from national figures, there is strong Evie
V dence that the number of women with B.A.'s or higher
degrees functioning at this level is disproportionate
' to the‘ re tional average. 7
0 (3) In the area known as Buildings and Grounds, out of a
M total staff of £533, 352 are women who are employed al-
most totally as maids and housekeeperss, the onlyrzil
ceptions being 1 female carpenter out of 9 and 5 female
janitors out of H30. Buildings and Grounds has more than

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:21 job categories and employs women inAonly H of them.

7 Needless to say, it is our opinion that the national figures as ,
well reflect a pattern of systematic discrimination; that Columbia's?
treatment of women should fall below that average is outrageous.

8 The maid salary of $100.40 weekly must surely represent the lowest
salary structure for fu1l~time employees. .

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