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On being an equal opportunity hire: a personal reminiscence

By Margaret Coleman

Abstract

The 1972 consent decree between AT&T and the combined forces of the Equal Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Federal Communications Commission was a landmark victory for women and minority men seeking well-paid jobs in corporate America. The personal experiences presented here are a micro illustration of the real-life outcome of the consent decree, and point to the strengths and weaknesses central to that agreement.Equal Opportunity, AT&T, NYNEX, unions, women's studies, gender economics,

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