From today’s Boston Globe – ““It’s pretty stunning,’’ said Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “These are the same Democrats that all these labor unions elected. The same Democrats who we contributed to in their campaigns.” Congratulations to you, Will, and the others who voted FOR the people of MA who get handed […]
I believe it is incredibly insensitive and reprehensible to remove collective bargaining rights from the union when planning health care options for their employees. As a lifetime Democrat, I believe it is time for me and others to reconsider our political affiliation. Why are you so afraid of our right to bargain […]
Last night the House of Representatives voted 113 to 42 to remove health care plan design from collective bargaining for municipal employees. I view the reform as a very modest and responsible labor law adjustment that reflects important practical realities.
Will -I support your stand with the speaker on removing bargaining rights for municipalities on health care. Budgets are being cut to the bone and everything should be on the table in setting town budgets. Health care is also the prime area of expense growth and we all have to share the pain of controlling […]
Will, I support your stand on allowing local authorities to modify contracts. All budgets are under pressure and there has to be shared sacrifice. I would like to see some more sacrifice by taxpayers. The tax rate could easily go up. The quid pro quo would be that towns and the State Government would have […]
The House Ways and Means budget includes a relatively strong form of the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s plan design proposal.