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Unions gaining power in Massachusetts

(Source: Boston Globe, July 24, 2014)

BOSTON — If labor leaders were to march in front of the State House this year, their chant might go something like this: “Two! Four! Six! Eight! We’ve got a lot to celebrate!” Among the victories unions are savoring: the highest minimum wage in the nation, new workplace protections for state employees, a bill of rights for housekeepers and other domestic workers, limits on nurse-to-patient ratios in intensive care units, and, nearing passage, a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Full story: Boston Globe

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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