Thank you to all who helped by contacting your senator! Now we have the bigger challenge – getting this bill to the floor of the MA House of Representatives, preventing damaging amendments in the house, getting it voted on and passed, then encouraging the Gov to sign it into law. We will need letters to the editor(s) and messages sentRead more
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Sen. Spilka’s Pay Equity Legislation Passes in Senate “Women in the Commonwealth still make only 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man,” said Senator Karen Spilka, who represents Framingham. read full story here: http://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/sen-spilkas-pay-equity-legislation-passes-senate-0 Mass. Senate OKs Bill That Would Ensure Equal Pay January 28, 2016 2:51 PM Filed Under: CBS Boston, Massachusetts, Senate, WBZ BOSTON (AP) —Read more
An important endorsement! STATEMENT ON PAY EQUITY LEGISLATION FROM JAMES E. ROONEY, PRESIDENT & CEO, GREATER BOSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Katie Hauser 617.557.7354 January 27, 2016 “As the leading business organization for professional women in the Boston region, with the largest women’s network in New England, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is proud to beRead more
Women in Massachusetts make up almost half the workforce. Women who work full time earn approximately 80.8% of what men who work full time earn, and lose a combined total of approximately $12,239,814,352 annually due to the wage gap.
As of 2013, 40% of households with children under 18 included mothers who were either the sole or primary breadwinner for the family, up from 11% in 1960, and 57% of low-wage workers in Massachusetts are women.
The wage gap, magnified over the course of a lifetime of earnings, can have a serious impact on the economic security of women. Since women live longer than men, lower wages makes it even harder to be self-sufficient throughout retirement.
Now is the time to act. We need your voice! Please send an email, contact your senator and let him/her know as a constituent you want him/her to vote in favor. Please visit this page for a template and downloadable documents to use, and all the information you need. It takes just a couple of minutes to help accomplish what hasn’t been accomplished in the 70 years since the first attempt was made to correct the archaic inequalities that create a pay gap between men and women in Massachusetts.Read more
THE EQUAL PAY BILL FACT SHEET LEAD SENATE SPONSOR SEN. PATRICIA JEHLEN, LEAD CO-SPONSOR KAREN SPILKA LEAD HOUSE SPONSOR REP. JAY LIVINGSTONE, LEAD CO-SPONSOR REP. ELLEN STORY THE PROBLEM – THE NEED FOR PAY EQUALITY FOR WOMEN: Women in Massachusetts make up almost half the workforce. Women who work full time earn approximately 80.8% of what men who work fullRead more
Welcome to our new website. The time has come for women on Cape Cod to take the reins and responsibility for change. It is 2016 and our Commonwealth has yet to pass Equal Pay legislation. Why? Well, there are few groups organized who are working on this important policy. There is a Mass Equal Pay Coalition, but while the billRead more