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Hostile Workplace? Obama White House pays women less than men, records show

Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/11 21:30:33
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Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender.

The Obama campaign on Wednesday lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney for his failure to immediately endorse the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, a controversial law enacted in 2009 that made it easier to file discrimination lawsuits.

President Obama has frequently criticized the gender pay gap, such as the one that exists in White House

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  • relic 2012/04/11 21:45:30
    Yes
    relic
    +1
    It's his 'War On Women'
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/11 21:45:16
    No
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    They are taking AVERAGES for both. There are a hell of a lot more men in high-level positions and a lot more men in high-level positions. Think about the gender of these people. In every federal job there is (both my parents worked for the federal government) there is a civil service pay scale. Depending on the job, the salaries vary.
    Congress members (Representatives and Senators): $174,000
    Senate and House Majority/Minority Leaders: $193,400
    Cabinet members: $199,700
    Speaker of the House: $223,500
    Vice President: $230,700
    President: $400,000

    You're trying to make something out of nothing.
  • Quietma... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/04/11 21:47:43
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    The truth hurts don't it!!!

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