Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Gregg Announces Plan for Equal Pay

The newest element of John Gregg's plan for Hoosier prosperity, his Hoosier Handshake, is a plan to take steps to equalize women's pay in the workplace: "It is hard to believe that in this day and age wage discrimination is still something that exists, but the sad truth is that women in Indiana still only make 74 cents to the dollar that men make-- and even less if that woman happens to be African American or Hispanic. This doesn't only hurt women-- it hurts their families, and especially their children." Gregg noted that Indiana's pay gender gap is the fifth worst in the country, a fact he finds "unacceptable." You can read the proposals in Gregg's plan here