Attorney General and candidate for governor, Martha Coakley visited the Plymouth Career Center Wednesday to meet a group of unemployed women.
The Attorney General gave advice and encouragement to the 50 women at the meeting and she said she learned from them:
“They’ve all got great stories for one thing which is how I learn about what our problems are in this state and I’m inspired by them and their willingness to remain optimistic even under some of these frustrating odds.”
One of the women, Maria, spoke about increasing the minimum wage and equal pay for equal work:
“Women are often not paid equally as men and this is inappropriate and it should have stopped fifty years ago.”
Coakley had some positive words for Maria:
“I think in Massachusetts we are going to raise the minimum wage. The House and Senate each passed bills –in committee. I believe they will do that, and we need to continue to work on the pay equity issue.”