Analysis finds unequal pay for women at California capitol

Mar 30, 2015 11:15 AM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A newspaper says that California lawmakers don't pay women on their staffs as much as men, perpetuating an inequality by those who set state policy.

The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that compared to men, women who work for the Assembly earn 92 cents on the dollar, and in the Senate women make 94 cents. The analysis finds that five top earners in both houses are men, and men comprise more than half of the 41 who make $150,000 or more annually.

The newspaper says that women on the legislative staff do better than most of California's working women, but a gap remains.

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, says equal pay for equal work is long overdue.

She says equal pay is right for women and the economy.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee

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