Governor Bullock dissatisfied with gender pay gap - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Governor Bullock dissatisfied with gender pay gap

Posted: Updated: Mar 10, 2016 08:05 PM
HELENA -

Governor Bullock showed his support Thursday at an Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force gathering. One of the reasons women fall short in pay behind men according to the Equal Pay Task Force is they sometimes fail to be their own advocate. Equal Pay Task Force member Jacquae Helt who works as a labor union supervisor said, "Somehow we're led to believe that it would be impolite to ask for a raise or to challenge those sorts of things and clearly it’s not."

Governor Bullock expressed his dis-satisfaction with the inequality of the gender pay gap. He said, "At the rate we're going right now the gender pay gap won't close until the year 2080. It's unacceptable. "Co-chair of the Equal Pay Task Force and director for the Department of Administration Sheila Hogan said, “My daughter is 22-years old and what I taught her is what I learned, you have to ask. You have to ask and you can be nice and respectful but you are entitled to ask."    

In Montana full-time working women earn 67% of what working men do. The Big Sky State ranks 39th in the nation for equal pay equity. The Equal Pay Task Force is working to change those statistics by empowering women to know their worth and demand equal pay for equal work. The third annual Equal Pay for Equal Work summit will take place at MSU Bozeman on May 2 and 3.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Idaho man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Idaho man shares story of Grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana

    Sunday, October 14 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-10-14 16:16:12 GMT
    Bob Legasa Facebook Page Public PostingBob Legasa Facebook Page Public Posting
    Bob Legasa Facebook Page Public PostingBob Legasa Facebook Page Public Posting

    A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. 

    A Facebook post by Bob Legasa of Idaho is going viral after he survived a grizzly attack while bow hunting in Montana. 

  • Missoula City bans firearms from several public spaces

    Missoula City bans firearms from several public spaces

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-10-16 05:17:24 GMT

    The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances about banning firearms in several public spaces on Monday. An emergency ordinance takes effect immediately, and another ordinance will take effect in several weeks. 

    The Missoula City Council passed two ordinances about banning firearms in several public spaces on Monday. An emergency ordinance takes effect immediately, and another ordinance will take effect in several weeks. 

  • Former Darby football player passes away from cancer

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:27:22 GMT

    A heartbreaking story out of Darby, as former Darby football player Jake Sanders passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma on Wednesday morning.

    A heartbreaking story out of Darby, as former Darby football player Jake Sanders passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma on Wednesday morning.

  • The Latest: Grizzly attack survivor to have 2nd surgery

    The Latest: Grizzly attack survivor to have 2nd surgery

    Monday, October 15 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-10-15 18:56:24 GMT
    Bob Legasa/FacebookBob Legasa/Facebook

    A hunter who survived a grizzly bear attack in Montana is having a second surgery for his injuries.

    A hunter who survived a grizzly bear attack in Montana is having a second surgery for his injuries.

  • Hot Clicks: News anchor wears same suit for a year, no one notices

    Hot Clicks: News anchor wears same suit for a year, no one notices

    Monday, November 17 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-11-17 17:43:13 GMT
    Monday, November 17 2014 12:43 PM EST2014-11-17 17:43:13 GMT
    KHQ - Australian TV news anchor, Karl Stefanovic has received a lot of attention on social media after announcing that he wore the same suit every day for a year and no one noticed. He said he did it as a silent protest for his co anchor who faces criticism on a daily basis for what she wears.
    KHQ - Australian TV news anchor, Karl Stefanovic has received a lot of attention on social media after announcing that he wore the same suit every day for a year and no one noticed. He said he did it as a silent protest for his co anchor who faces criticism on a daily basis for what she wears.
Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.