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Why InkHouse Offers Paid Family Leave

InkHouse, Inklings Blog, 2/11/16 This morning I joined a panel that included representatives from Google, Spotify and Tamr to present toUS Labor Deputy Secretary Christopher Lu. We were there to provide the employer’s perspective about the value of paid family leave as a benefit to our employees. A big thank you to Senator Dan Wolf, […]

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Time to Accelerate Pace of Progress on Pay Equity

The Boston Globe, Letters to the Editor, 2/4/16 SHIRLEY LEUNG hit the nail on the head when she said that “if we are to make meaningful progress in closing the gender pay gap, we have to try something new” (“No unity on bill to grant women equality in pay,” Page A1, Jan. 29). It has […]

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Alliance Executive Director Speaks Out On Pay Equity

MeroWestDailyNews, News, 2/1/16 The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday to help close the pay gap between male and female workers in Massachusetts. The “act to establish pay equity” is built off a bill initially passed in 1945 to ensure that workers receive equal pay for equal work regardless of gender. Currently, women make […]

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Alliance Exctuive Director repsonds to Boston Herald article on Equal Pay

The Boston Herald, Letters to the Editor, 1/27/16 The Herald editorial argues that the current pay equity bill before the Senate is silly (“Pay bill overreaches,” Jan. 23). Allow me to offer a few responses to add to the levity: It is silly that the Herald questions the existence of a wage gap, turning a […]

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Creating Continued Growth in Massachusetts Requires Investment

Phil Edmundson, Chair of The Alliance for Business Leadership, 1/27/16 When I sat down to write this blog post I chuckled at the idea of putting pen to paper – or these days, fingers to keys – on a subject that seems clear to me: the subject of how to create growth in Massachusetts. As […]

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Time to Dismantle Boston’s Old Boy Network

NECN, As Seen On Air, 1/20/16 Alliance Board Members Donna Levin and Beth Monaghan, discuss why now is the time to break up Boston’s Old Boy’s Network.

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Alliance Holds Meeting of the Minds on Youth Voter Turnout

Metro, Boston, 1/19/16   With the March 1 state primary around the corner and the deadline for voter registration fast approaching (the cutoff is Wednesday, Feb. 10), get-out-the-vote efforts in Boston are gaining momentum. On Wednesday, a group of experts on the subject plan to gather at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s location on Milk Street […]

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Envisioning a Far Reaching Impact for All Among Us

The Boston Globe, Opinion, 1/18/16 JON CHESTO’S piece on the courting of General Electric (“To land GE, a big, glossy pitch,” Page A1, Jan. 15) touched on some of the ways in which our newest corporate citizen could benefit the area. Jobs, infrastructure improvements, and boosting our innovation sector are worthy of celebration, but let’s […]

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The Boston Globe Features Alliance Over Lack of Social Progress in Cooperate World

The Boston Globe, Opinion, 1/15/16 IT HAS BEEN A thrilling week for Boston’s business image. The city won General Electric’s heart by packaging itself as a New Age city of agile startups (although promising tax credits and infrastructure plums worth $145 million didn’t hurt either). Then again, we also learned that reinvention goes only so […]

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Alliance Featured in Boston Globe for Diverse Leadership Team

The Boston Globe, Metro, 1/14/16 I did a double-take reading Tuesday’s story on the exclusive, low-profile club of corporate bigs exerting outsized influence on state affairs. Had I stumbled upon “This Day In History” by mistake? But no, there it was, on the front page. Some wealthy chieftains — all but one of them white […]

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