Equal Pay Act approved

Equal Pay Act approved

The Los Angeles Community College District’s (LACCD) Board of Trustees approved a resolution addressing the Equal Pay Act prohibiting an employer from paying any employee wages less than what the opposite sex or other race receives for similar work. 

Trustee Andra Hoffman said that the women’s caucus is committed to recognizing women’s contribution, leadership development, advancing career opportunities, pay equity and committed to expanding the pipeline for tomorrow’s leaders. 

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) counselor, Dr. Phyllis Braxton, said that she is in support of the resolution and encouraged the board to start the process in reviewing how women are paid in the district and eliminate disparity in pay and opportunity. 

“The pandemic has shown with clarity in a rather horrifying way how women are differentially impacted in their professional progress and opportunities because of the multiple demands placed on women’s care of their families,” Braxton said.

In other news, the Board passed a resolution to authorize and obtain 40 licenses for the use of Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations Virtual training. This is a web-based training platform which will be used as a team building tool. 

Vital Smarts Master Trainers will facilitate the training for the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) Leadership team. The training will enhance crucial skills for leadership to increase the results of employee development programs from March 7, 2021 to March 7, 2022. 

The Board also passed a resolution addressing the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (APIs) and said that they are working to ensure APIs feel safe and welcome. 

The resolution also stated that the Board denounced hate crimes, hateful rhetoric, Xenophobia, anti-API sentiment and violence against any ethnic group.

Trustee Henderson said that he supported the resolution and stated his support for the Asian American community.

“An injustice against one of us is an injustice against all of us and so I am for this resolution,” Henderson said. 

More information on the Board’s meeting agenda can be found here