There is little difference between men and women as regards their satisfactory performance in industry. Sound employment and personnel practices are applicable to both men and women are applicable to both men and women and no emphasis should be placed on any distinction between them as workers.
This quote comes from a mid-WWII formal announcement on this issue from NAM's board of directors. April 24, 1942. From the Prepared Statement of the National Association of Manufacturers at the Senate Committee on Labor and public Welfare (Subcommittee on Labor) hearing Equal Pay Act of 1962.î Aug 1, 1962. Equal pay for equal work gained fresh salience during the war as women entered the workforce in record. NAM's claim here was manifestly false at the time.