Category: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

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DRIVING DIVERSITY AT FORD

The 1968 Ford sewing machinists’ strike was a driver for the Equal Pay Act. Three of Ford’s top HR leaders explain how diversity is front and centre. In June 1968, a group of women changed the world of work forever. On finding out they were being paid 15% less than men doing the same level of work, nearly 200 female sewing machinists walked out of the Ford Motor Company plant in Dagenham, eventually halting production entirely. The strike led to the passing of 1970’s Equal Pay Act, was immortalised in the 2010 film Made in Dagenham, and is now back...