ANNAPOLIS- Maryland Young Republicans Chairman Brian Griffiths issued the following statement today on the upcoming Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly.
“Senator Ben Cardin wants to politicize the issue of pay equity through his support of the Paycheck Fairness Act. Unfortunately, Senator Cardin has taken no steps to address paycheck fairness within his own office.
“An analysis conducted by the Washington Free Beacon shows that Senator Cardin pays male staffers in his office 31.5% more in salary than female staffers. Publicly available salary data corroborates the inequality in pay for female staffers in Senator Cardin’s employ. While Senator Cardin wants to dictate the salaries of individuals based on gender in the public sector, Senator Ben Cardin is allowing blatant and obvious paycheck inequitiy towards women who in his employ.
“I hope all Marylanders will join me in urging Ben Cardin to put an end to the discrimination and paycheck inequities occurring within his office.”