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tv   The Struggle for Equality in the Workplace  CSPAN  April 14, 2016 6:50am-7:01am EDT

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goodve not been very students of this great country, but you are setting the example to rebuild a government. and god bless you for that. >> the 1992 campaign for ross perot from a campaign rally that may, as well as an october news conference. sunday morning at 6:00 on "american artifacts." >> the things joseph pulitzer instituted in it newspapers are seen in newspapers today. wordtionalism is the one that is often linked to joseph pulitzer. if you think of scintillation is him today, you think -- if you think of sensationalism today, you think of him. >> marking the centennial of the most celebrated award. discover facts about newspaper mogul, joseph pulitzer, and
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learn the stories behind the images. and then we continue with the 100th anniversary of the pulitzer prizes in st. petersburg, florida. we commemorate pulitzer prize winners. georgiaote speaker, democratic speaker representative john lewis. the fundamental roles. [indiscernible] >> you must not give up. you must hold on. >> for the complete american history tv weekend schedule, go to www.c-span.org. this month we showcase our studentcam winners. c-span's annual video
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documentary competition for middle and high school students. this year's's aim is road to the white house and students were asked, what issues do you want presidential candidates to discuss? winnersur second prize are from phoenix, arizona. catherine, christian, and alexander, 12 graders at metropolitan art institute want presidential candidates to discuss women's rights and pay equities and their video is (e)ing war: the struggle for equality in the workplace." >> when you work in the office, is important part of your job. they can be pleasant, like this. >> being a working woman today is very different from how it used to be, isn't it?
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today, women have more economic, political, and social power than ever before in american history. but is better than before good enough? >> today, our country faces dozens of problems and many have been the focus of hot debate between the 2016 presidential candidates. there is one issue that have gone largely and discussed. in america today, women make only 3/4 of what a man makes for the same work. we went to federal representatives to find out. >> there are a lot of single-parent homes in our society now. $.76 perthey are only dollar, you are taking money not just away from that one woman, but from the entire family unit.
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they will invest or in their kids. that has more positive ramifications. >> of course, i think the big elephant in the room that can be awkward to talk about, women continue to take a lot of time out of the workforce and downgrade their work when they have kids. >> when they leave work for a couple of years, that takes them out of the wage scale. the opportunity to get years of experience and the opportunity for them to get pay increases. businesses should not be penalizing women for being good mothers. means, that wage gap which is even worse for women of color, it means months of rent or mortgage is that can't be paid. it is very, very tough and we see that wage gap across the board in all industries and across all educational levels. >> across the board, women of all ethnicities are making 20%-40% less than white men.
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when we compare the weekly earnings of men and women, we see the education is no guarantee of wage equality. the gap actually grows with each level of learning. -- each level of earning. >> things don't change overnight. managers don't just stop becoming sexist overnight. a lot of policies that exist in companies have existed for sometimes 50 years. they have benefited men and are going to change all of a sudden. >> i opened for records from when i was 19 and the one job ahead before that was working in records. this was many years ago when the original owner was alive. i had for their since i was 15 and they went to him when a management position came open and i told him i thought i was best suited for that position and he actually laughed and said "what are you crazy?" so, instead i opened up my own
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record store and became his number one competitor. >> kat has worked her entire life doing tech report television theaters, a traditionally male-dominated field. >> i feel i have to work 10 times harder than any man doing the job to at least keep up to the level of just hanging on to the position i am lucky enough to get. >> i grew up in a single parent home. my mom raised us after my dad left at a very young age. i saw her you know, struggle to make sure we had rent, food, good clothing. i know that had she received wager wages, that higher would have come back to our family. if i can get them that 24% oratory 5% more, i know i will impact their lives directly. the strong proponent of
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paycheck fairness act, a powerful piece of legislation that goes a long way to making sure businesses a their workers without bias or termination. >> for every working woman in the u.s., they are paid over $10,000 less than their male counterparts. 70 per dollar. $.01cap has been closing at per year. >> if the wage gap is closing at only half of one cent per year, it will be another 50 years before the gap is closed. n whoabout today's wome will work all of their lives at a financial disadvantage? >> it is important for us to break down the social taboo of not talking about our salaries. >> i do think there are small ways we can count victories, but in terms of where the money and
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power resides, i don't think we are in a better place. and that, i would say is as much to do with generation as it is with gender. >> it is really hard to change the minds of people who have grown up thinking that women's place is in the home. they are barefoot and pregnant. >> i think the average person on the street can contribute by taking the time to give positive feedback on women in the workplace. simply not talking to a woman's chest is one way to start. [laughter] >> at the day, happy workers that are being properly compensated make a country better. >> and at a time when people are struggling to make thiends meet, many families are trying to get by on one paycheck. -- achieving equal pay for equal work is not just a woman's issue. is a family issue. >> every day millions of women
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work hard to support themselves and their families. we have seen their struggles, heard their stories, and learned that the wage gap is not just a problem for women. it is a problem for everyone and our entire economy. the only question left to ask our future president is this. what are you going to do? >> to watch all of the prize-winning documentaries in this year's studentcam competition, go to studentcam.org. c-span "washington journal is live next. then, live coverage of the house as they work on two finance regulation bills. and 30 minutes, we are joined by congressman charlie dent to talk about the republican agenda in congress and the 2016 presidential race. then, congresswoman judy chu on u.s. immigration policy and efforts to get immigration proceedings were unaccompanied minors.
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and we talk to political foreign affairs correspondent nahal toosi. ♪ host: good morning. congress returns today. the senate will resume debate on a long-term funding bill for the fa. amidst the reports of understaffing at the tsa. many missing their flights as a result of those long delays. the hill reporting that the house is unlikely to meet tomorrow's deadline to reprove -- to approve a budget resolution. the cnn debate between

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