For Immediate Release - January 28, 2016

AG Healey Thanks Senate for Passage of Pay Equity Bill

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement thanking the Senate for its support of the pay equity bill.

“I thank the Senate for its unanimous support for the pay equity bill today. In particular, I want to thank Senators Spilka, Jehlen and Wolf. This important piece of legislation will incentivize businesses to do right by their employees – pay women equal wages for equal work. We know that in 40 percent of households, women are the primary or sole breadwinners. Pay equity is not only a women’s issue, it’s a family issue. When women are paid fairly and equally, we strengthen the economic security of families and households. I look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers, with the business community, and with advocates to get a law on the books that supports working women in our modern economy.”