Skip to content Skip to navigation
Skip to global navigation Menu

April 8, 1985

Former judge and state senator Karen S. Burstein, president of the New York State Civil Service Commission lectured on “The Debate Over Comparable Worth” in the Villard Room. “Comparable worth,” a contraction of the concept of “equal pay for work of comparable worth” was an attempt to quantify and remedy inequalities of pay, particularly those generated by a history of “sex-segregated” jobs.

Ms. Burstein worked in the administration of New York Governor Mario Cuomo, as executive director of the State Consumer Protection Board.

The Years