Report: Men outnumber women in elected office in Bristol County, MA

November 5, 2015

By Kathleen McKiernan In Bristol County, Fall River had the lowest rate of women in elected office, at 19 percent. New Bedford fared somewhat better with women making up 26 percent, according to an informal analysis of nine Bristol County towns by the political science department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Massachusetts ranked 24th […]

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Why Union Members Are Better Off

September 7, 2015

According to a recent report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), while there is an overall 11.3 percent wage boost for being in a union, women get a much larger leg up.

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