Steve Grossman on Jobs

Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor


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

Proudly supports raising minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016

Today State Treasurer Steve Grossman released the following statement after the Massachusetts Senate passed a bill yesterday to raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2016, with other future increases tied to inflation:

"As a small business owner with a record of providing outstanding wages and benefits as well as earned sick time, I look forward to the day when all Massachusetts workers receive the dignity and respect they deserve. I'm proud to support this bill, as Massachusetts once again leads the nation with its progressive values."

Steve Grossman took office as State Treasurer in 2011 after a long career as a small businessman, philanthropist, and progressive political activist. He is running for governor because he believes the people of Massachusetts want proven leadership that leaves no one and no region behind.

Source: 2014 Gubernatorial campaign website SteveGrossman.com "News" , Nov 20, 2013

Steve’s company: a union shop for 49 years without a strike

Steve understands that the greatest resource his business has is the men & women who walk through the door every day-and that the same is true of the Commonwealth. His company, MassEnvelopePlus, has been a union shop for 49 years and has never had a strike, a lockout or even a matter go to arbitration. Steve pays his production employees 30% more than his competitors do & provides them with excellent health & retirement benefits; they pay the company back with an average of over 20 years of service.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Tax credit for businesses to provide basic skills training

Steve believes that the state ought to encourage companies to invest more in training and recruitment. He supports a tax credit for businesses that provide basic skills training on site, and will encourage employers to provide release time for work-related education and training.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Other governors on Jobs: Steve Grossman on other issues:
MA Gubernatorial:
Bill Weld
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Deval Patrick
Don Berwick
Karyn Polito
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Richard Tisei
Tom Menino
Warren Tolman
MA Senatorial:
Brian Herr
Bruce Skarin
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Gabriel Gomez
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Mo Cowan

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AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
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AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

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AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
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GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
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ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
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MI-R: Rick Snyder
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NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
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OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
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TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
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