ACTION ALERT! CALL YOUR STATE REP & SENATOR ON IMPORTANT STATE BUDGET ISSUES

The Senate version of the state budget contains two important policy changes supported by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO that will help working people:

1) Ensures transparent contracting at the MBTA by requiring management to engage in good faith negotiations with the existing workforce before privatization proposals are considered
2) Adds two additional employee representatives to the Group Insurance Commission so that workers have a stronger voice on decisions impacting the cost and quality of their healthcare

A House-Senate Conference Committee will now decide whether these changes are included in the version of the budget that reaches the Governor’s desk. Please call your State Rep and Senator TODAY and ask them to add their name to the letters of support that will be sent to the conference committee on these issues.

To support Transparency in Contracting at the MBTA, ask your Rep and Senator to co-sign Senator Keenan’s letter by contacting Alejandro Alves at: [email protected] / 617-722-1494.

To support additional employee representation on the Group Insurance Commission, ask your Rep and Senator to co-sign Representative Farley-Bouvier’s letter by contacting Lisa Fletcher-Udel at: [email protected].

Not sure who your legislators are? Visit http://www.sec.state.ma.us/WhereDoIVoteMA/bal/MyElectionInfo.aspx to find out your State Representative and Senator, and how to contact them.