Honoring the anniversary of America’s first pay equity strike

Members of AFSCME Local 101 in San Jose, Calif., struck for pay equity for women in 1981, the first strike of its kind in the nation. (Photo by Lou Dematteis)
Striking AFSCME Local 101 members burn letters threatening them with termination. (Photo by Lou Dematteis)
AFSCME Local 101 members picket San Jose City Hall for pay equity in July 1981. (Photo by Lou Dematteis)

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