Event Title

Track 1: Wages and Income Security – Pathways to Passing Pay Equity Legislation

Start Date

11-18-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

11-18-2016 2:30 PM

Description

The pathway to passing pay equity legislation can be daunting and difficult; however, as shown by the recent victory in Massachusetts, it is definitely possible to succeed with overwhelming support. The panel focuses on process, people and tools that can propel legislation forward. Discussion on what has worked and what hasn’t worked in the path to passing pay equity legislation will give participants valuable insights to bring to their own state-based efforts.

Moderator:

Tejal Tarro, Chair, Rhode Island Commission on Women

Panelists:

Carolyn Treiss, President, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut, Inc.

Jill Ashton, Chair, Massachusetts Equal Pay Coalition; Director, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Julio Thomson, Assistant Attorney General, State of Vermont

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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

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Nov 18th, 1:00 PM Nov 18th, 2:30 PM

Track 1: Wages and Income Security – Pathways to Passing Pay Equity Legislation

The pathway to passing pay equity legislation can be daunting and difficult; however, as shown by the recent victory in Massachusetts, it is definitely possible to succeed with overwhelming support. The panel focuses on process, people and tools that can propel legislation forward. Discussion on what has worked and what hasn’t worked in the path to passing pay equity legislation will give participants valuable insights to bring to their own state-based efforts.

Moderator:

Tejal Tarro, Chair, Rhode Island Commission on Women

Panelists:

Carolyn Treiss, President, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut, Inc.

Jill Ashton, Chair, Massachusetts Equal Pay Coalition; Director, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Julio Thomson, Assistant Attorney General, State of Vermont