The grand bargain on pending ballot questions reached yesterday was approved today and sent to the Governor’s desk. Get details here.
I saw some guys outside the Cushing Square development holding a sign saying “SHAME ON NAUSET CONSTRUCTION” with “labor dispute” in the corner. Googling it didn’t turn up anything – do you (or anyone else here) know what that’s all about?
There are important signs for hope. There are many organizations which recruit talented youth in Boston-ABCD, the Urban League, the Roxbury Resource Center (part of the City of Boston), to name a few. There are numerous organizations providing training opportunities. Boston is about to launch a STEM school at Dearborn, for example. What is needed […]
Will writes: Last night, the Senate approved a compromise bill raising the minimum wage and stabilizing unemployment insurance rates in Massachusetts. The bill was the product of lengthy negotiations between House and Senate conferees. Here are the minimum wage highlights:
I am surprised that the Minimum Wage problem is not among the active Forum topics on Will’s website. It is time for Massachusetts to take a leading position nationally on this critical social justice issue, instead of falling behind other progressive areas of the U.S. Wage-earners who fall under the minimum wage law – and […]
Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. TO: Committee on Labor and Workforce Development FROM: Senator William N. Brownsberger RE: S878, An Act to improve the Commonwealth’s economy with a strong minimum wage DATE: June 11, 2013 I am writing in support of S878, an […]