Mondale Defends Paying Woman Less Than Male Counterpart

Mondale Defends Paying Woman Less Than Male Counterpart
(St. Paul, MN) -- Walter Mondale is sticking by his decision to pay a female employee at the Norwegian Consulate in Minnesota 30-thousand dollars less than a male counterpart. The former Vice President testified yesterday in federal court in St. Paul in a civil trial that the jobs were not comparable. Mondale testified the pay difference was not based on gender, but added he wrote to the Norwegian ambassador to try to get her pay increased while he worked as the honorary consul general. Ellen Ewald is suing Norway on the basis of gender discrimination.