Category Archives: Equal Pay Legislation

Our Selfish Loss – December 2017

It is a self-absorbed lament, but the feelings are real and I believe there are many women feeling the same way, especially women of a certain age.We fear this new government will abandon our country’s cultural diversity envied throughout the world; that racism, nationalism, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia will be the forces that control policy and become our foundation. We worry that …

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

The AAUW has created The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap one of the most comprehensive reports on Equal Pay and a webpage that gives even more information. From their webpage: http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/ You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose

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Seeking Women Pay Equity Advocates!

WE NEED YOU! Would your group/organization or you as an individual make a commitment to give a few hours in the next two months to help us get the Equal Pay bill passed in the Massachusetts House? Please contact us: CapeCodWomenforChange@gmail.com or WomenWillVote@gmail.com Right now we are looking for people on Cape Cod who are willing to give time and

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Unanimous in the Senate, Difficult Challenges Ahead!

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 sent

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Unanimous support in the Senate! News reports so far

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) —

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Boston Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Support of Equal Pay Legislation

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 be

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BRIDGING THE WAGE GAP: The Problem and The Solution

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.

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