State of Massachusetts secondary Archives: on Jobs


Bob Massie: Supports $15 per hour minimum wage ballot question

Massie said the three [Democratic gubernatorial] candidates together recently collected signatures for the $15 per hour minimum wage ballot question drive at Park Street Station. "It's as if the building blocks are being pulled away from people," he said. "The American Dream is slipping away." But the problems, he said, are structural: "Bring in transportation like most other countries have. Develop renewable energy. Bring the costs of education down."

Massie noted his past experiences as a minister and at Harvard Business School, and work for economic and racial justice. He also spoke of his personal health challenges. Born with hemophilia, he was on braces as a child. "The national health program in France got me out of those crutches," he said. "These issues are burned into me because of my experiences."

Source: Wicked Local Brookline on 2018 Massachusetts governor race Nov 13, 2017

Jay Gonzalez: Raise minimum wage; support paid family leave

While those at the top have done well, middle class and low-income families are struggling to get ahead. The income gap here in Massachusetts is one of the worst in the country and is growing. We need to do all we can to give everyone a fair shot. That's why I support raising the minimum wage and paid family and medical leave.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial website Jay4MA.com Sep 15, 2017

Setti Warren: Unions let workers fight economic inequality

While nobody likes the disruption that strikes can cause, the struggle faced by the Tufts nurses is a perfect example of why we need strong unions fighting for working people every day. If you work hard all of your life, you deserve to retire with dignity so you can pass along what you have earned to the next generation. If we're going to push back on economic inequality, we need to keep fighting for decent wages, fair working conditions and solid retirement benefits.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts Gubernatorial website SettiWarren.com Aug 31, 2017

Jesse Gordon: Raise minimum wage to $15 in MA; and raise for US also

Q: No one who works 40-hours a week should live in poverty. The minimum wage needs to be a livable wage of $15 an hour.

A: Agree.

Candidate's position on this issue: I support local flexibility on minimum wage with an increase from $11 an hour in Massachusetts, and an increase from $7.25 an hour nationally. [I gathered signatures for RiseUp's $15-minimum-wage in Massachusetts]

Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race Jul 31, 2017

Jesse Gordon: Youth jobs programs at municipal & state level

Q: It is critically important to create jobs for disadvantaged young Americans by investing in a youth jobs programs.

A: Agree.

Candidate's position on this issue: I support youth jobs programs at the municipal level as well as at the state level.

Source: ORMA questionnaire on 2018 Massachusetts governor race Jul 31, 2017

Setti Warren: $15 minimum wage and paid family leave

We must take action now to make sure the Commonwealth's economy works for everyone by instituting policies like a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave. Setti Warren also believes we need to rethink how education works. In addition to making college more accessible, the Commonwealth needs to be a national leader by creating a model for lifelong learning, paid apprenticeships and co-ops to help workers adapt to shifting economic conditions.
Source: 2018 Massachusetts governor campaign website SettiWarren.com Jun 1, 2017

Steve Grossman: A million MA workers have no earned sick time

Grossman stressed his experience as a businessman: "I'm proud to be the only Democratic candidate running for governor with a history of creating jobs," Grossman told the gathering. Grossman owns Grossman Marketing Group, a 4th-generation family business that has been a "union shop" for more than six decades, according to the candidate.

He said a million workers woke up today "without one hour of earned sick time," and "as governor, I would change that."

Grossman pointed to his work as state treasurer--including bringing the state's reserve funds back to Massachusetts banks from abroad, setting up Small Business Banking Partnership, an organization that has made $1 billion in loans to local small businesses, expanding the public bidding process and putting the state's checkbook online.

Source: Wicked Local Brookline on 2014 Massachusetts governor's race Feb 14, 2014

Brian Herr: Member of the Repeal The Casino Deal Leadership Team

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