Jan 29, 2021

NAGE to Baker, No Cap on Sick Leave Time

Governor Baker is once again pushing legislation to cap state employee sick time at 1,000 hours. The initiative is part of the Governors FY22 budget proposal that is currently before the State Legislature. NAGE National President David Holway once again sent letters (see below) to the Speaker, Senate President and Chairs of the respective Ways and Means Committees, opposing any legislative change to our sick time.
Sick time has always been a subject of Collective Bargaining and that’s where it should stay!

The budget debate moves to the House first and is expected to be debated sometime in April with the Senate following in May. 
Please take a moment to contact your State Representative and State Senator and ask them to reject the Governors sick time proposal as well as any attempt to weaken or change the sick leave statute.
To learn who your State Rep and Senator are, please click here: www.wheredoivotema.com

The main number for the State House is (617) 722-2000.

Letter to Speaker Mariano
Letter to Senate President Spilka
Letter to House Ways & Means Chair Michlewitz
Letter to Senate Ways & Mean Chair Rodrigues

We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few; but we can't have both. - Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
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