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Pay transparency would benefit Montana workers, families, and businesses


Last updated 1/27/2023 at 10:56am

Montanans respect “honest pay for honest work.” By putting these words into action, we can provide for ourselves and our families, while creating the opportunity for a better life today and tomorrow.

Unfortunately,  people aren’t always fairly compensated for their hard work. American Indians, for example, make around 77 cents for every dollar a white worker earns for substantially similar work. More disturbing, Native women are paid just half (51%) of what white men earn. White women also have a substantial pay gap, earning about 82 cents for every dollar a man is paid. 

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