Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Unequal Pay for Editor of NY Times

The story of unequal pay  is a familiar one and doesn't seem any better at the top, whether you're a plant manager or corporate CEO.  The latest example, NY Times Editor May Have Been Fired Due to Pay Complaints.  

Several weeks ago...Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor, were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs. “She confronted the top brass,” one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was “pushy,” a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect. 

Everyone, say it with me now.  L-i-l-l-y  L-e-d-b-e-t-t-e-r.

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