gender pay gap http://mtpr.org en Montana women wanting equal pay are better off working construction than finance http://mtpr.org/post/montana-women-wanting-equal-pay-are-better-working-construction-finance <p>Montana women earn 67 cents on the dollar of what men make, placing us 39th in the country when it comes to the gender pay gap. That fact prompted Governor Steve Bullock to form an Equal Pay for Equal Work task force, and to co-sponsor a <a href="http://equalpay.mt.gov/documents/MTepewProgramWEB.pdf">summit </a>on equal pay that kicks off tonight, and runs through tomorrow, at Montana State University in Bozeman.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;State Labor commissioner Pam Bucy is co-chair of the equal pay task force and a participant in tomorrow's summit.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:38:13 +0000 Sally Mauk 16981 at http://mtpr.org Montana women wanting equal pay are better off working construction than finance Montana women have more education but make less money, than Montana men http://mtpr.org/post/montana-women-have-more-education-make-less-money-montana-men <p>Montanans are more likely to be poor, compared with the rest of the nation, and women are more likely to be poor than men. That's just one of the sobering facts contained in a<a href="http://www.wfmontana.org/"> new report o</a>n the status of women in Montana, summarized in the winter issue of the Montana Business Quarterly.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:38:51 +0000 Sally Mauk 14952 at http://mtpr.org Montana women have more education but make less money, than Montana men