Joanne Goldstein

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Joanne Goldstein
Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Worforce Development
In office
January 2010 – January 2014
Preceded by Suzanne M. Bump
Succeeded by Rachel Kaprielian
Personal details
Born circa 1950
Alma mater University of Michigan
Hofstra University School of Law
Occupation Lawyer

Joanne Feinberg Goldstein (circa 1950)[1] is an American labor attorney and former Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.

A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Hofsta University Law School, Goldstein began her legal career practing union side labor law with Angoff, Goldman, Manning, Pyle and Wagner in Boston. She was the first woman to practice union-side labor law in Massachusetts.[1][2][3] She opened her own practice in 1982 and in 1996 she was named General Counsel for the Utility Workers Union of America. In 2007, she was appointed by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley as Chief of the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division.[2] In January 2010, she was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to succeed Suzanne M. Bump as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.[1] She was replaced by Patrick on January 17, 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gavin, Robert (April 18, 2010). "State's new workforce chief inherits strained system". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Gaines, Lee V. (May 29, 2011). "Breaking through the barriers". Telegram & Gazette. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Official Website of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) "Secretary Joanne F. Goldstein" Check |url= value (help). Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "GOVERNOR PATRICK APPOINTS RACHEL KAPRIELIAN AS SECRETARY OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT". Massachusetts Governor's Office. January 17, 2014.