Salary Negotiation Workshop at UM, Used Book Sale to Promote Pay Equity

April 13, 2017

MISSOULA – Over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man, according to the American Association of University Women.

The AAUW Missoula branch will host a workshop to empower employees to negotiate their salaries on Saturday, April 15, at the University of Montana. A used book sale also will support AAUW’s mission Thursday through Sunday, April 20-23, at the Orchard Homes Country Life Club, located at 2735 S. Third St. W.

Workshop participants will learn how to identify the job title that matches their current skills and experience to determine their position’s median salary range. They also will learn how to approach an employer to begin the salary re-negotiation process.

The workshop runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will be held in Social Science Building Room 254. Lunch will be served to attendees. Registration is required online at

The workshop is hosted by AAUW Missoula; UM Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; the UM Women’s Center; the Office of the President; AAUW Montana; and the Women’s Foundation of Montana.

AAUW Montana, with a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Montana and additional funding from the presidents’ offices of UM and Montana State University, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the MSU Women’s Center, purchased two three-year site licenses to bring Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshops to the eight Montana University System campuses.

The project supports Gov. Steve Bullock’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force goals. AAUW Montana is the state-level organization of the American Association of University Women. With almost 300 members in 10 branches and another 100 national members-at-large in the state, the organization is committed to the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

The annual AAUW/Phi Delta Kappa Used Book Sale at Orchard Homes Country Life Club will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23.

Proceeds provide Phi Delta Kappa scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students in UM’s Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences and small grants in support of the AAUW mission.

For more information call AAUW Missoula branch president G.G. Weix at 406-243-2337 or email

Contact: G.G. Weix, president, American Association of University Women Missoula, 406-243-2337,