Monday, December 3, 2012

Purchase Earn More, Move Up: A New Look at the Gender Pay Differential

Get your signed copy of Earn More, Move Up: A New Look At The Gender Pay Differential by Hamline University Professor Jennifer Keil, Ph.D. with a $10.00 donation to the Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota. Contact for details.

Chapter 1: Gender, Risk, and Compensation. Jennifer Keil, Keith Chauvin

Chapter 2: Disappearing Gender Differences in Salary Expectations of University Seniors. Beth Ann Martin, Marian M. Extejt

Chapter 3: Differences in Men's and Women's Beliefs and Requesting a Higher Salary.

Chapter 4: Gender Pay Differences Among Highly Skilled Workers: The Market for Veterinarians. David M. Smith

Chapter 5: Skill Deterioration and Women's Labor Market

Choices. Jennifer Keil, Karine Moe

Chapter 6: Play Room to Board Room: Understanding Gender Communication and Competition. Lori Charron

Chapter 7: Beyond One Woman at Time. Diane Cushman, Bonnie Watkins (This chapter details the Minnesota Pay Equity Experience) 

Chapter 8: Conclusion and Action Plan. Jennifer Keil This book was first published in 2006 by the now defunct Center for Economic Progress -- a think/action tank.
Your purchase will say Open Workplace LLC -- on the receipt.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pay Gap and State by State Rankings

According to an AAUW study, Minnesota ranks 23rd highest in gender wage gap. Median wage for men is $50,081 and median wage women $39,289 that's 78%. All statistics include women and men over the age of 16 and working full time.

#1 is Washington, DC where women make 91% of men's wages and #51 was Wyoming where women make 61% of men.

Here's the link to the AAUW press release.

The Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota understands the complexities behind the wage gap. They include under valuing of women's work in the free market (women are clustered in jobs such as administration, clerical, managerial, teachers, nurse) but also includes factors such as family responsibility, wage negotiation skills, glass ceilings, and aversion to risk.

Friday, February 10, 2012

HF2033 a bill to determine new method of compensation for public employees

The Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota (Patty Tanji) will testify next Wednesday, against HF2033, State Government Finance Committee February 15, 2012, 8:15 AM, Room: 200 State Office Building. A bill oddly being called 'Equal Pay and Benefits Act' which proposes a new method for public employee compensation. We kind of like the way gender bias is taken into consideration in our compensation methodology now.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Comparable Worth Noting!

This post from last year made it to 'Young Women Misbehavin' Top 10 blog list. That site is hosted by Business and Professional Women's Foundation. Are you ready for the 2012 legislative session! We are!

Here's the link again!

Its a quick synopsis of how we do pay equity in Minnesota.....very quick!