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Coalition Launches VOTE YES Campaign to Retain New Driver’s License Law

BOSTON —On Friday, the Driving Families Forward coalition filed paperwork with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance to support the state’s new driver’s license law by launching the Vote YES for Work and Family Mobility committee.  On Thursday, June 9, The Work and Family Mobility Act became state law when the Massachusetts Senate …

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Legislature Passes Bill to Raise Standards for Janitors & Security Officers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Essential workers’ union 32BJ SEIU celebrated the passage on Friday of an “An Act Relating to Public Property Works,” which among other improvements would require state contractors to pay janitors and security officers a standard rate, along with providing paid vacation time, paid sick days, and affordable, quality healthcare coverage. The standard …

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Overrides Governor’s Veto of Driver’s License Bill, 119-36

BOSTON —Today the Massachusetts House of Representatives overwhelmingly overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of the Work and Family Mobility Act by a vote of 119 to 36. The vote was unchanged from the House’s historic passage of the bill in February, minus the absence of former Representative Tom Golden of Lowell, whose seat has remained …

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SEIU Local 509 and SEIU Local 32BJ announce endorsement of Gabriela Coletta for Boston City Council District 1

BOSTON – Today, unions SEIU Local 509 and SEIU Local 32BJ proudly announced their endorsement of Gabriela (“Gigi”) Coletta for Boston City Council District 1. Together, both unions represent nearly 40,000 members across Massachusetts. For years, Gigi has advocated for service workers across sectors, demanding better pay and working conditions for airport workers and standing …

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Coalition Celebrates Transportation Committee Passage of Driver’s License Bill

House will vote soon on bill to expand driver’s license access to all residents, regardless of immigration status BOSTON —Today the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted favorably to move the Work and Family Mobility Act out of committee. According to press remarks by the office of House Speaker Ron Mariano, the bill will …

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Twenty-one Mass. Law Enforcement Leaders Stand Up for Driver’s License Bill

MASSACHUSETTS – At 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, 21 Massachusetts law enforcement leaders gathered on Zoom from across the Commonwealth to brief legislators and the media on their support for the Work and Family Mobility Act, a bill that would allow all qualified Bay State residents to apply for a standard state driver’s license, regardless of …

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Major City Police Chiefs Endorse Driver’s License Legislation

<Spanish below/Español abajo> Mass. Law Enforcement Sees Work & Family Mobility Act as Good for Public Safety   BOSTON—On Tuesday, January 21, at their monthly meeting, The Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association (MMCC)—an organization comprised of most of the police chiefs for the bay state’s cities, along with those representing the state police …

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