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From: Nicholas Salerno
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:04 PM

It is with sadness to inform all of the passing of Jim McCarthy. Jim served as a School Committee Member and was a former President of The Board of Alderman. At the time of his passing he was a member of The Somerville Redevelopment Authority. Jim's wife Louise was a career employee of the Somerville Elections Department and currently serves as an Election Commissioner.
For funeral arrangements please click on the link below.
http://www.dohertyfuneralservice.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1499402
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01/08/2015 - Winter Group Insurance Commission (GIC) Benefit News
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12/20/2014 - Union showdown underscores what’s at stake in Somerville’s economic revival (Boston Globe)
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12/11/2014 - SMEA Member Displaced by House Fire.
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12/05/2014 - Janitorial Cutbacks at Tufts University
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12/05/2014 - New Massachusetts Sick Time Law Explained
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The Somerville Labor Coalition (SLC) is established to support, protect, promote and advance the interests of unionized employees within the City of Somerville and surrounding communities, and to engage in such activities that in its discretion it deems appropriate to meet these purposes. "Read more about Somerville Labor Coalition".







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Somerville Labor Coalition Action


The Somerville Labor Coalition needs you to step up and appeal to your legislators to restore real concensus to the MA Group Health Insurance Law(GIC).What was a 70% consensus requirement has been changed to only 51%, thus allowing cities and towns to offer special treatment to larger bargaining units in order to gain concessions overall. Simple majority is not fair. Please download and read the Somerville Labor Coalition's response to the change in the law, "More Than We Bargained For".


"In Somerville, the legislature’s new health care collective bargaining laws allowed the administration to change the rules in the middle of the game, preventing municipal unions from having their voice heard and vote counted at the bargaining table. It’s not fair in sports and it’s not fair in your workplace."
Stand up for fair dealing for municipal workers!
Call your legislator and ask them to do the right thing
Restore the 70% rule
Give voice to all in collective bargaining!

(Download the Somerville Labor Coalition's response: "More Than We Bargained For").



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H3789, the “Evergreen fix”, enacted!


Great news for all public sector employees! MA House Bill 3789 - 187th General Court, an act relative to the terms of collective bargaining agreements - passes and is signed by the Governor, Chapter 198 of the Acts of 2011, November 22, 2011.

Download the bill (PDF)


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