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Landmark Award Documents

1974 - 1975 PROGRAM AND SALARY INEQUITIES/NEGOTIATIONS

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September 25, 1974

PS-01

Letter of Support from Stratford resident, and Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, Dr. Helen Spencer, which articulated the Board of Education’s legal obligations.

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November 18, 1974

PS-02

Flynn, White & Trowbridge, Board of Education attorneys provided legal opinion after receiving letter from Dr. Spencer.

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December 1, 1974

PS-03

Stratford Board receives the Needham Report from Athletic Director Raymon Needham, which summarized current programs for swimming, basketball, softball, and baseball, including salary and gym schedules.

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March 1, 1975

PS-04

Article, Bridgeport Post. Stratford Board of Education urged to reopen coaches salaries.

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March 1, 1975

PS-05

Article, Stratford Bard. Coaches Fall Short in Pay.

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March 31, 1975

PS-06

Presentation to Board of Education proposed salary schedule, rationale for equal pay by the Stratford Education Association Negotiation Committee.

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March 31, 1975

PS-07

Coaches Statement to Board of Education

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April 16, 1975

PS-08

Board establishes a Rating/Point scale to justify adjustment for coaches of girls’ athletics. This set up 2 separate systems of pay.

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May 29, 1975

PS-09

Letter from Vincent Faggella, President of the Stratford Education Association, to James McGuire, Chair of the Board of Education, informing the Board, of the intent to sue.

1975 - 1976 LEGAL FILINGS

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November 10, 1975

LF-01

Request for Assistance to the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Hartford, CT

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November 10, 1975

LF-02

U.S. Department of Labor - Equal Pay Laws

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November 12, 1975

LF-03

State of Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities acknowledgement of receipt of the complaint and next steps for remedy.

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November 12, 1975

LF-04

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Boston, MA. Acknowledging receipt of complaint in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and deferring to the Connecticut Commission of Human Rights for 60 days.

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November 7, 1975

LF-05

Copy of complaint to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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no date

LF-06

Draft to Stratford Board of Education, informing them of complaints.

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January 14, 1975

LF-07

EEOC letter notifying of expiration of 60 day waiting period and explanation of the next steps of the process.

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April 6, 1976

LF-08

Acknowledgement of complaint under Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 from the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health Education and Welfare.

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May 3, 1976

LF-09

Copy of complaint affidavit for the State of Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

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May 26, 1976

LF-10

Title IX Questionnaire from the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

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June 2, 1976

LF-11

Notice of possible violation from US Department of Labor compliance officer, P.T.’s Reynolds letter to Ass’t Superintendent Joseph Sworn.

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July 26, 1976

LF-12

Notification of investigation, U.S. Department of Labor

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July 26, 1976

LF-13

Copy of complaint sent to CT Education Association

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July 27, 1976

LF-14

Party plaintiff consent and withdraw notice to close complaint against the Stratford Education Association

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July 1, 1976

LF-15

Notification form concerning the Privacy Act of 1974

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August 11, 1976

LF-16

US Department of Labor findings and referral to State of Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Commission

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August 12, 1976

LF-17

CWEALF notifies CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities to withdraw the complaint against the Stratford Education. EEOC complaint amended to add the SEA as a co-complaint.

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November 9, 1976

LF-18

CWEALF letter to CT Education Association informing them the complaint will be filed soon.

1977 - 1978 U.S. DISTRICT COURT - CIVIL ACTION B-77-44

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January 1, 1977

CA-01

Draft of Complaint

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March 10, 1977

CA-02

Notification of Filing for Complaint from CWEALF

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March 1, 1977

CA-03

News article from Bridgeport Post

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June 24, 1977

CA-04

Compilation of minimum demands for settlement under Title VII of Civil Rights Act, 1964 and Equal Pay Laws

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July 7, 1978

CA-05

Plaintiff’s First Interrogatories to Defendants

NOVEMBER 20, 1978 - THE SETTLEMENT

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November 20, 1978

Agreement of Settlement in Civil Action B-77-41

TS-01

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December 4, 1978

Article from Bridgeport Telegram

TS-02

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December 4, 1978

Article from Bridgeport Post

TS-03

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December 5, 1978

Article from New York Times, Sports News Briefs

TS-04

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December 20, 1978

Article from Gouverneur Tribune Press, Gouverneur, NY

TS-05

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no date

Newspaper article, Source not known

TS-06

1993 - 2019 - IMPACT STATEMENTS

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May 8, 1993

IS-01

Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund, Legal Challenge, Maria Miller Stewart Award

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May 3, 1993

IS-02

Today’s Woman, The New Haven Register

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May 8, 1997

IS-03

Frank Scott Bunnell High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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November 23, 2001

IS-04

Stratford High School Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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2012

IS-05

Bernice Nicolari 50th Anniversary of the Shelton, CT Gaelettes Basketball Team

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April 18, 2018

IS-06

Excerpts from Landmark Award Presentation, Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Banquet

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2018

IS-07

Vermont Woman Newsbrief, Summer, 2018

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November 14, 2018

IS-08

Tap-Off Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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February 19, 2019

IS-09

Center Court, newsletter of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame