Women Today, June 14, 1971, page 2

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" t  ' DEMOCRATS CHARGE NlXON wm-l ‘BLOCl(lNG'_WOMElll  Posts

A The Nikon Administration effectively blocks women from high-paying policy positions, Vbe Oltefinh
. Mary Lou Burg of the Democratic Natienii Committee eharuadovn‘-‘Bey "27 "in Wash ington. "Alflj

V V are some 10,000 Federafioba that $2Q,0Oi)_ ayear ormdre,  held  if
  said, citing an in-depth surveyfitaked by the DNC_te determilt‘e>ti'\evleI§t§¥t9:i   ‘
N ' ' anlielntmonr positions or  levels of 691*? or l-ieher. " T‘    ‘" ‘ *9 ».«.


  "While past adrninlst‘rati,o.n‘s"‘have a scarcely better track record," his. Burg said, “they were, fllfiilflipl _ _
of theirtimes. The Nixon Administration is not keeping up with the dynamic movement toward equal at-.—~
ployment for women." While he has appointed women to fill the top positions that have become known 1
"women's work"---Treasurer of the United States, Director of the Mint, and Director of the Women’: III'O_*-no
he has made very few innovative appointments such as putting a woman into a job previously held by e um”.
she continued. A ~ T ‘ 

l'n'38 ‘agencies or governmental units, ranging from" the Office of Architect of the Capitol--which has two V
-‘lions available above the level of GS-17--to the Defense Department, where excepting the 144 Am? lD0,Nlbfl,,~
there are no women filling 1,209 super-grade iobs, according to the survey. In those departmentsend _ ’
employing women at high levels, the record is not much better---four out of 221 at Health, Education
Welfare, one out of 102 at the Department of Agriculture, 12 out of 730 at the State Depal‘tiR0lIt.,II"|&
out of 23 at the Federal Communications Commission, among all the others that are aquaii,xi,iIele_¢oQ

_ "  The Democratic study found that administration claims of appointing more than 200 women to cull  P

 flute mussuoasas, eevisarv-«councils are ambiguous. "laces eeeeieenaetaaee clustered in sheer-adiaieeal areas ‘
'”  l deemed 'propar'- for woman---the arts and education" fls. lure said. For example, a total of 02 are on a
,, single committee, the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Parfolrning;
Arts. Only three of the more than 150 of these units have a woman chairman. For detailed informationou
this study, contact Ms. Burg at the Democratic National Committee, 2600 Virginia Avenue, N.W.,  vi?-v‘,¥
ington, D.C. 20037. A


Aileen Hernandez, president of the National Organization for Women, announced on May 13 tiIi!’ilIV~0!illI- ~"i""’~
ization will file a request for a writ of mandamus or take other action against the Secretary oftebbr, the .§
Secretary of Defense and the Director of the Office of Gontractlcompiianoe’ for not enforcing Executive
H246 as amended unless enforcement-is ordered by July 30. Citing July 30 as the one~y.eer annie.Q'aaft§_.,
nationwide demonstrations demanding enforcement or the Executive Drderwhioh bans discrirnilsatfin N


;  It i promised to develop regulations to include women in the requirements forafflrmative action  " '

— 3'5, - tables. The many months that followed have been marked by delay and hypocrisy_....in some 
V 4 country, the Department of Defense is not requiring contractors to submit affirmative action all _‘ I V I at
"9" '1  Well on the basis that the population includes less than three percent minorities." ens  ' or ‘C
" a state in the union where women are less than three percent of the POP!-llaition"' .  i  O  ’_.  ' ‘

vi crlolueenlalo ls LATEST PROFESSION IN CAREERS FOR woman settles

The latest leaflet in the Department of Labor women's Bureau series on careers for Women is "Why Not Be
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Norwegian ex-stewardess Turl Wideroe, the first woman to worlt as acrylic! on a scheduled airiine: 
A - A oeived the Harmon ‘trophy. one of aviation's most coveted awards. Other recipients _in¢W4'¢’  _ , ‘
Apollo ll pioneer moon landing team and a pair of British RAF pilots who flew a VTOL 
‘ Atlantic. Ms, Wideroe flies with Scandinavian Airlines. . A ' . ’ T 

 molars in ms rsawsearan mousrav EXAMINED . « . I

The American Newspaper Guild recently released "Equality---Howl‘: a report to the 1070 ANS 
‘on Sex Discrimination and Women's Rights in the industry last Novemberin Among  .
covered in the report are women and the Guild: Collective Iengaining,.whl¢h includes e model  I
' ltlainsnary of the Fair Employment Practices of all .neeflvIlIer and maaaaine oa[ntraele:’and,telnrn_er‘iee-0! fie
clauses on vacancvllirenlotion, wage and maternity leave. l-'or~nsa;e,e  dafhlQfii*lVWW':~
contact the American newspaper Guild, 1 no real Strut, ll.te..  o.c.  » -'










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