July 28, 2015

OP-ED: Closing the gender wage gap

Seventy years after we became the first state to mandate equal pay for comparable work, a significant wage gap persists. Today in Massachusetts, women earn just 82 cents on the dollar. African- American women – 61 cents. Latina women – 50 cents.

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July 20, 2015

RELEASE: Treasurer Goldberg Launches First Regional Wage Equality Roundtable in Springfield

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and her statewide Advisory Committee on Wage Equality will host a panel discussion this afternoon at the UMass Center-Springfield. They will collaborate with business and thought leaders from across the Springfield region to explore and develop best practices to close the wage gap.

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July 18, 2015

Springfield Republican: Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg urges public-private partnership to close wage gap between women, men

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg pledged to provide public and private employers with a "tool box" of policies and strategies to fight the persistence of wage inequality in the Bay State – especially among women and minorities.

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July 17, 2015

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg focuses on wage inequality for women

Though the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Equal Pay Act in 1945, requiring equal pay for equal work by women and men, females today still make only 82.5 percent of what males earn in the state, according to state Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg.

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June 16, 2015

Springfield Republican: More Massachusetts public employees getting paid parental leave

When Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu was pregnant and traveling around the city, constituents would tell her about the difficulty they faced taking time off work, then returning after they had a baby.

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June 4, 2015

RELEASE: Treasurer Goldberg Announces 12-Week Paid Parental Leave Policy

State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg today announced a new policy providing up to 12-weeks of paid parental leave for about 175 eligible employees in the Treasurer’s Office in order to encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

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March 31, 2015

RELEASE: Treasurer Goldberg Announces Statewide Advisory Committee On Wage Equality

Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg today announced a new statewide, public-private sector advisory committee on wage equality, bringing together best practices from across the state to develop innovative strategies to address the Commonwealth’s wage gap.

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