Category: Policy

Pro-union bill receives big bipartisan support in House

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Commonwealth Magazine | Andy Metzger | Jun 5, 2019 DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS in the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to pass a bill backed by all of the state’s public-sector unions that would restore some labor power that had been sapped by a controversial US Supreme Court decision. In a 5-4 ruling last year, the court sided …

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State House Update

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On Thursday, September 1, MBTA leadership submitted this annual procurement report to the Massachusetts House and Massachusetts Senate, pursuant to the transportation reform law passed in 2015. This report continues to use the same flawed logic that has shaped the MBTA reform debate for months – that outsourcing will somehow fix decades of neglect, woefully …

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O’Brien Blasts Baker’s Privatization Plans at Bernie Sanders Rally in Boston

President Jimmy O'Brien shaking hands with U.S. Senator. and presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.

More than 20,000 people packed into the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Saturday night to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The Democratic presidential candidate called for aggressive reforms in healthcare, college education and debt, criminal justice, climate change, political donations, greater investment in public infrastructure, and a host of other progressive areas. Four local …

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