Mayor Berry’s pay equity initiative moves forward
Nov 17, 2015
Six months after Mayor Richard Berry‘s Pay Equality Ordinance was passed by the Albuquerque City Council, nearly two dozen companies have stepped up to offer equal pay to the men and women they employ.
In May of this year, the City Council passed an equal pay measure that requires businesses seeking city contracts to submit a “pay equity reporting form;” companies that pay women within 10 percent of what they pay men in comparable positions are given a weighted preference with it comes to city RFPs.
At the time, Berry said the initiative is not only good for business owners, but “puts Albuquerque on the national forefront with pay equity.”
Since the ordinance took effect in July, 19 companies have earned the city’s “pay equity certification,” including Saiz Trucking & Earthmoving Inc., Plant World Inc., the Hartman + Majewski Design Group and more. While the current requirement for the incentive is pay discrepancy that’s less than 10 percent between men and women, the mayor’s office is currently working to pass an amendment that would lower that threshold next year.
The full list of companies that have earned the pay equity certification from the city includes:
- Longhorn Construction Services, Inc.
- Saiz Trucking & Earthmoving Inc.
- Lee Landscapes, Inc.
- ESA Construction, Inc.
- Salls Brothers Construction, Inc.
- Plant World Inc.
- New Mexico Clay Inc.
- The Hartman + Majewski Design Group
- RMCI, Inc.
- AUI Inc.
- McDade-Woodcock Inc.
- ADC LTD NM
- Bohannan Huston
- MWI, Inc.
- Albuquerque Asphalt, Inc.
- Total Contracting Services Inc.
- HME Specialists, LLC
- H.O. Construction, Inc.
- NM Underground
505.348.8306 | firstname.lastname@example.org Sal Christ is ABF’s business intelligence reporter, covering the news you need to know to run your business, including the latest in health care, finance and professional services.
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