Miller-WBAL chronology

November 20, 1990

1977: Rudy Miller hired by WBAL to report on the weather.

1978: Leaves to become an environmental reporter at KRON-TV in San Francisco.

1980: Rejoins WBAL as an anchorwoman.

August 1988: Begins negotiations with management for a contract to replace the three-year pact that expires at year's end.

Dec. 31, 1988: Contract expires; she agrees to continue working on a month-to-month basis while negotiating a contract.

June 26, 1989: Ms. Miller is told by the station to accept the terms of a new contract or be fired.

July 12, 1989: WBAL fires Ms. Miller, saying it had bargained "in good faith" but "Rudy's refusal to accept our offer left us no alternative other than to terminate the negotiations."

Jan. 4, 1990: Ms. Miller files suit under the federal equal pay law, charging she was paid tens of thousands of dollars less than male anchors at the station doing the same work.

Jan. 16, 1990: Ms. Miller files a charge of discrimination with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, contending that WBAL unlawfully discriminated against her in wages and working conditions because she is a woman.

July 19, 1990: EEOC finds that there is "reasonable cause" to believe that WBAL discriminated against Ms. Miller in wages and working conditions.

Nov. 19, 1990: EEOC files suit against WBAL in federal court, charging that the station illegally discriminated against Ms. Miller and fired her for demanding equal pay.

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