Some of the biggest issues that will play out at the State House this year have to do with labor laws.
The Massachusetts AFL-CIO has decided not to make an endorsement in the Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate special election.
The U.S. Senate race was one of the topics discussed WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday on “Keller @ Large” as he sat down with President of AFL-CIO Steven Tolman.
The Massachusetts Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Friday charging that Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown illegally coordinated with a group affiliated with GOP strategist Karl Rove on automated phone calls targeting Democrat Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts Republican Party responded hours later by preparing its own FEC complaint charging Warren with illegally coordinating with the AFL-CIO on anti-Brown mailings.
Political editor Jon Keller talked to Tolman about his top priorities in his new post and the Occupy Boston protests.
Demonstrators and members of some of the city’s labor unions marched from Dewey Square, through Downtown Crossing, and back.
State Senator Steven Tolman, the new leader of the state AFL-CIO, says he will resign his legislative seat after the Senate votes on the casino gambling bill.
Members of AFL-CIO in New Hampshire and other groups are telling legislators that they’re fed up with state budget cuts that have resulted in job losses.
Thunderous applause filled the Statehouse today, as hundreds of rank-and-file union members greeted and thanked select members of the House of Representatives as lawmakers walked into their chambers.
Unions representing state and municipal workers are offering their own proposal to cut the cost of health care spending by cities and towns.