Albuquerque Being Sued for How it Pays Women

A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IS FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, CLAIMING THE CITY VIOLATES THE FAIR PAY FOR WOMEN ACT. CHANNEL 13 NEWS REPORTS THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED LAST WEEK SAYING ALBUQUERQUE SYSTEMATICALLY PAYS HUNDREDS OF WOMEN LESS FOR DOING THE SAME JOB AS MALE EMPLOYEES.

IT SAYS “GRADED” WOMEN WORKERS ARE PAID ABOUT THREE DOLLARS AN HOUR THAN MEN, AND 6 DOLLARS AN HOUR LESS THAN MEN FOR “UNGRADED” FEMALE EMPLOYEES. THE LAWSUIT IS GOING AFTER EQUAL WAGES AND A POSTED NOTICES OF THE CITY’S VIOLATIONS.

A CITY HALL SPOKESPERSON SAYS CLOSING THE GENDER PAY GAP IS A PRIORITY FOR MAYOR TIM KELLER.

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