New Legislation in Massachusetts

In a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts has become the first state to bar employers from asking about applicants’ salaries before offering them a job. This Bill/Act is a major breakthrough for women and the nation, and for young women and girls. There was a strong coalition of groups across the state, working toward legislation. (Both the senate and state house passed the bill). Included in the coalition were the MA Women’s Legislative Caucus, the MA Women’s Commission, business groups, and the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, UMass Boston, of which Tess Browne, SCN, is currently on the Advisory Board.. Following are links to articles concerning this historic legislation:

(In photo) Tess, with MA State Treasurer Deb Goldberg (center), and friends ( Pat, Diane, Marie) from Mass Action for Women and/or Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.

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