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Hearing on Proposed BIll to Increase Minimum Wage

FROM:             Barbara Madeloni, President, Erik J. Champy, Vice President          

SUBJECT:         Fight for $15 Minimum Wage – Hearing on Sept. 19

Greetings,

Please urge your members to attend a briefing and public hearing in Boston on Tuesday, Sept. 19, on two bills aimed at increasing the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour.

The bills under consideration — H.2365 and S.1004 — include public school employees. Unbelievably, there are 30 districts where starting pay for Education Support Professionals is less than $11 an hour, and more than 100 districts where ESP wages start at less than $15 per hour.

We will start the day with a presentation and discussion at 9 a.m. at MTA’s office at 20 Ashburton Place, across the street from the State House. Members of MTA’s Government Relations Division will be available to discuss the legislation. Refreshments will be served.

At 10:30 a.m., Raise Up Massachusetts will hold a briefing for the media and legislative staff in Room 222 of the State House, followed by office visits to legislators. You and your members are invited to come along on these visits.

At 12 p.m., the hearing will begin in Gardner Auditorium before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.

While the hearing is taking place at an inconvenient time for many of our members, we assure you that our presence is important in demonstrating the urgency of this issue. We are hoping to see many of you and your members on Sept. 19. Let’s send a strong message to legislators that public school educators across Massachusetts support working families.

For additional information and to RSVP, e-mail Anthony Moreschi, MTA legislative specialist, at amoreschi@massteacher.org or call him at 617.878.8701.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:00am

FSU Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee meetings are open to all FSU members in good standing (see the FSU bylaws for more information; see here for more information on the Executive Committee). FSU members in good standing who wish to have an item added to the agenda of the next Executive Committee meeting should contact the FSU President.

LOCATION: Wheatley, 5th floor, Room 41

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

FSU Membership Drive and Bargaining Update Meeting

Meeting to discuss the budget cuts and update you on bargaining and how you can be part of our efforts to get a better contract than is being negotiated with us.  Lunch will be served; let us know if you plan to attend so we can ensure adequate food for you.  

WHERE: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2540

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

FSU Junior Faculty Information Meeting

Junion faculty: Learn more about your contract rights and your union. More information to follow.

LOCATION: Campus Center, 2nd floor, room (2540)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

FSU Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee meetings are open to all FSU members in good standing (see the FSU bylaws for more information; see here for more information on the Executive Committee). FSU members in good standing who wish to have an item added to the agenda of the next Executive Committee meeting should contact the FSU President.

LOCATION: Wheatley, 5th floor, Room 41

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

FSU Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee meetings are open to all FSU members in good standing (see the FSU bylaws for more information; see here for more information on the Executive Committee). FSU members in good standing who wish to have an item added to the agenda of the next Executive Committee meeting should contact the FSU President.

LOCATION: Wheatley, 5th floor, Room 41

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

FSU Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee meetings are open to all FSU members in good standing (see the FSU bylaws for more information; see here for more information on the Executive Committee). FSU members in good standing who wish to have an item added to the agenda of the next Executive Committee meeting should contact the FSU President.

LOCATION: Wheatley, 5th floor, Room 41

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm