It's not my responsibility/fault

It's not my responsibility/fault

Cry Wolf Quotes

To have any meaning at all, a comparison of wage rates must be based on the wages of employees doing at least the same kind of work. For example, if one includes the wages of both skilled and unskilled employees in determining the average rates for women and men, the sex having the greater number of skilled workers will obviously have the higher average wage rate. There are, of course, a greater number of skilled male employees than skilled female employees. Consequently, when average wage rates are compared without being limited to the type of work being performed, the comparison is not merely meaningless; it is totally misleading. The resultant differential between the average wage rates of women and men simply cannot properly be used to support an argument that Federal equal pay legislation is necessary.

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W. Boyd Owen, Vice-president of personnel administration for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Testimony, Senate Hearing.
04/03/1963 | Full Details | Law(s): Equal Pay Act

There are on an average 1,000 men who lose their lives in the coal mines annually. Ninety percent of the men lose their lives in the ordinary accidents, accidents in which the individual plays an important role usually. The other 10 percent lose their lives as a result of what we call mine disasters. Those disasters are preventable. They are almost in every case not caused by some action of the individual workman.

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James Hyslop, president of the Hanna Coal company.

We just don't have the technology to comply [with Clean Air Act regulations]….[not even with] technology on the horizon.

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Ford Motor Company, Testimony, House Committee on Energy and Commerce. May 1989.
05/01/1989 | Full Details | Law(s): Clean Air Act of 1990

The public does not have [an] inherent right to know.

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John Yewell, director of industrial safety and health for the California State Chamber of Commerce.
09/28/1983 | Full Details | Law(s): Right To Know