Steve Bullock believes in equal pay for equal work for all Montanans and has taken steps to close the wage gap for Montana women.
One of the first actions Steve Bullock took as Governor was to create the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force to spearhead equal pay initiatives. Steve worked with the Legislature to find solutions and introduce the Montana Paycheck Fairness Act to address equal pay disparities and signed into law legislation extending unemployment benefits for victims of domestic violence.
Just this summer, Steve Bullock signed an Executive Order that incentivizes businesses that contract with the state to lead by example and ensure equal pay for equal work by promoting salary transparency. Steve’s Executive Order also established an equal-pay hotline and started a statewide “Equal Pay MT” challenge to businesses to help raise community awareness about equal pay.