salaries http://ripr.org en Wage Gap Persists in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/wage-gap-persists-rhode-island <p></p><p>Tuesday was Pay Equity Day – the day when women’s 2013 earnings equal those of men’s pay for all of 2012. The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island took advantage of the occasion to take stock of the pay equity gap that faces women in the state today.</p><p>Rhode Island’s quarter-of-a-million working women continue to earn substantially less than men. According to data compiled by the Women’s Fund, Rhode Island men earn on average $37,000 a year, compared to $24,000 for women. The gap widens for people with college degrees.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:49:35 +0000 Flo Jonic 13332 at http://ripr.org Weighing Chafee's Proposal for Staff Pay Increases http://ripr.org/post/weighing-chafees-proposal-staff-pay-increases <p></p><p>Governor Chafee has proposed rewarding top state officials with pay raises. RIPR analyst Scott MacKay parses the pros and cons of &nbsp;the governor’s plan.</p><p></p><p>Governor Lincoln Chafee says his cabinet members have been doing a good&nbsp;job and deserve raises of three percent in June and another three percent in December. It’s no surprise that the governor has been roundly criticized and not just by the talk radio peanut gallery.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:07:06 +0000 Scott MacKay 13194 at http://ripr.org Chafee Champions Raises for Cabinet, Not Professors http://ripr.org/post/chafee-champions-raises-cabinet-not-professors <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee is requesting a 6 percent wage hike for members of his cabinet after shooting down a proposal to raise salaries for state university and college professors. According to <em>The Providence Journal</em>, the governor’s plan would provide a 3 percent increase to 14 state employees in June, followed by another 3 percent increase in December.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:06:58 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 12628 at http://ripr.org