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INTRODUCTION TO S.983/H.1733

WHAT IS THE EQUAL PAY BILL?

Regardless of the astounding advances in the workforce, there is a disparity in the compensation provided to women and people of color. According to analysis by UMass Dartmouth's Public Policy Center, women in New Bedford make only 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. Statewide, women on average make 82 cents on the male dollar. The gap is worse for women of color: African American women earn 66 cents on the white male dollar and Latinas only 54 cents.

 

The Women's Fund of Southeastern MA supports efforts to close the pay wage gap, including the MA Equal Pay Bill. 

THE EQUAL PAY BILL Will HELP CLOSE THE GAP BY:

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The Women’s Fund advances economic security for women and girls in Southeastern MA, promoting equity across race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender identity and country of origin.  We build partnerships and use our voice, advocacy, and grantmaking to foster a more just region.

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