The successful amendment of Sen.
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“This amendment does not affect the hundreds of law enforcement officers whose work we greatly appreciate every day in this chamber and in the chambers of our colleagues in the chamber,” Rausch said in prepared remarks. “This policy affects thousands of public servants who are currently serving and will serve our government in the future. There is no reason we should deny our fellow public servants and their families access to health insurance.”
As the economic development bill heads to a conference committee, Rausch advocated
Rausch, in which he forces his colleagues to adopt new and appropriate methods through
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“The Senate’s economic development plan cuts this unnecessary and harmful waiting period to one month,” the coalition’s organizers said in a statement to MassLive on Friday. “This is a huge victory not only for law enforcement officers, but for the Commonwealth’s 90,000 employees: teachers, social workers, health professionals, higher education administrators, MBTA employees, public administrators, and many others who work hard to save money.
The first inclusion of insurance benefits in the budget led to success
But when the reconciled budget came out of the conference committee, a
“This will force State House staff to continue paying health care benefits for up to 90 days after they begin their public service, continuing the financial burden on staff who maintain the House of Commons,” union organizers said in a statement Monday. “Legal workers should be protected by the union to ensure they have a seat at the table in their work.”
Spilka, whose chamber last month unveiled at least a 10% pay cut for all workers, has not taken any action on the deal – frustrating workers who want to begin tackling a range of workplace problems, including wage inequality and anti-harassment policies, in the face of
“In response to the requests of many
Keenan, echoing Rausch’s request, said he hopes the pending committee will fix insurance and go the “full mile” with state employees.
“Who would want to come to this building or any of our public buildings and work under harsh conditions, to work for less money than they can get elsewhere?” Keenan said. “Who would want to do this job considering the environment — not so much here, but across the country — where people are losing faith? People want to go to work where they feel they’re going to make a difference.”
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