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 …Read more
Category Archives: Equal Pay Legislation
BOSTON – On Thursday, July 14th, the Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.4509, An Act to Establish Pay Equity by a vote of 158-0Read more
Cape Codders: CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR! NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT; THE JULY DEADLINE FOR THE EQUAL PAY BILL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Bill S.2119 passed in the Senate this past January– but is now stuck in the House. This bill must get to the floor for a vote sooner than later or the clock will run out, again.Read more
TIME TO ACT, NOW! JULY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Bill S.2119 passed in the Senate in January- but is now stuck in the House. This bill must get to the floor for a vote sooner than later, if not the clock will run out, again. Timing is significant here. The vote has to happen before July 31 or theRead more
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 chooseRead more
We are looking for women to join us March 8th to lobby for equal pay. We will be joining women from across the state at the State House in Boston for an event coordinated by the Mass Pay Equity Coalition. The Cape must be well-represented! Can you join us? Will you join us? Stay all day, or just take aRead more
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 andRead more
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
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.