The Massachusetts House voted on April 26 to severely curtail our right to collectively bargain health insurance coverage by allowing local officials to unilaterally setco-payments and deductibles for their employees.
The House bill is now going to the Senate, where it is expected to be taken up over the next few weeks. After the Senate weighs in, their version and the House version are batted around and a joint version goes forward.
In the meantime, we ask that you call your state senator and ask that our collective bargaining rights be protected. If you don’t know who your state senator is, see here. Or email them through the AFTMA online campaign.