Sen. Elizabeth Warren Speaks on Wage Thef and Misclassification

Educate, Communicate and Mobilize, DC 35's Effort to Combat Wage Theft and Misclassification

This week DC 35's Organizing Department, working in tandem with Political/Legislative and or partner, Community Labor UNITED, brought a years worth of research and testimony to the floor of the Massachusetts State House in support of the coalition crafted Senate Bill 966, An Act to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. This bill will make it harder for unscrupulous employers to play outside the rules, leveling the playing field for contractors who provide training and benefits as well as, hold owners accountable for hiring contractors that refuse to respect worker safety and wages.

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Rally Against Privatization of the MBTA!

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Last week the House of Representatives included a provision in its budget to exempt the MBTA from the Taxpayer Protection Act, which ensures that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely by subjecting proposed privatization measures to a cost-benefit analysis performed by the State Auditor. If adopted, this proposal would result in private contractors being allowed to bid on jobs and services currently performed by union workers -- with no cost-benefit analysis and no assurance that services will be upheld.

Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA
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