Birte Meier on Equal Pay

55 Voices for Democracy: Birte Meier





Jan 27, 2022


55 Voices of Democracy - Birte Maier on Equal Bay


What can Germany learn from California in terms of Equal Pay? Birte Meier explored this question during her Fellowship at the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles. In this episode of 55 Voices for Demcoracy, she talks about how California's Equal Pay Act effectively protects against discrimination - for example, by allowing workers to speak openly about their salaries. Award-winning journalist Birte Meier studied North American Studies, Modern History and Journalism. Since 2007, she has worked as a ZDF editor for investigative reports on politics and business. Since 2007, she has worked as a ZDF editor, doing investigative business stories and in-depth political reports.

The series 55 Voices for Democracy is modeled after the BBC radio speeches, through which Thomas Mann, from his home in California, turned to listeners in Germany, Switzerland and occupied Netherlands and Czechia during the war. From 1940 until 1945, Thomas Mann pleaded to thousands of listeners to resist the Nazi regime and thus became the most important German voice in exile. His conviction that the “social renewal of democracy” is condition and warrant for its victory seems more relevant than ever. In this podcast series, intellectuals, artists, and activists will engage in conversations about how to renew democracy today.

In collaboration with Los Angeles Review of Books, Goethe-Institut Boston, Goethe Pop Ups in Seattle, Houston, and Kansas City and Wunderbar Together. With friendly support of Dublab.




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