Transcript for ARCHIVAL VIDEO: President Lyndon B. Johnson Remarks on the Equal Pay Act of 1963
This is a good day for our country and I'm sure a very proud day for all of you. I'm pleased that. We can make together today. As the equal pay act of 1963. Goes into effect. All across this great land of oh. As vice president I was privileged to be active in supporter of your efforts. Or equal pay. Or one. America's progress toward a society of decency. Has been marked and measured. Buyer attitudes toward the role and toward the rights. Of our way. We have made America stronger not softer. As we have laid aside. Mercury one I want. The old by issues and ancient prejudices. Against the quality. Of warming. 13 of our working force are one. What they receive only about 15 of the play. The average full time Wal-Mart worker receives nearly 2500. Dollars last. And the average boat Mayo work. This saw is not a pay raise law. But it does say that wherever men and women do the same work. Whether to work bench they all Tuesday. They shall be paid equal wages. Are equal work. Let's open the door wider for all just as we have open today or went. Thank you very much.
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