An agreement has been reached at the Statehouse on a plan to reduce the cost to Massachusetts cities and towns of providing health care for municipal employees.
Mayor Menino says conditional agreement has been reached with the city’s three dozen public employee unions that would save the city $70 million in health care costs.
Local cities and towns are trying to find a way to work with unions to help curb skyrocketing health care costs.
Unions representing state and municipal workers are offering their own proposal to cut the cost of health care spending by cities and towns.
I’m curious as to why it took so long for someone in government to stand up to public employee unions (Wisconsin Governor and teachers’ union). Unions are obsolete. They no longer serve the purpose for which they were originally organized. Those of us who pay high real estate taxes are getting the worst deal as our police and fire departments (our safety) suffer while the schools get the bulk of our tax dollars. – Rose, Raynham
Union supporters rallied at the Statehouse to support Wisconsin public workers Saturday afternoon.
The mayor of Providence, R.I., insists that the vast majority of teachers won’t lose their jobs even though the school district has warned them all they could.
Throngs of union supporters were jamming Beacon Street in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse to show solidarity with public employees in Wisconsin.
Facing declining state aid and local tax revenues, municipal officials are clamoring for a new tool to save money: the ability to unilaterally change the health care plans they provide to employees, elected officials and […]