Raise Up Workers, Raise Up Massachusetts!
Ensuring that working families are able to earn fair wages and care for themselves and family members when they are sick is essential for Massachusetts workers.
When workers and their families can’t afford the basics, they aren’t able to spend money in their communities to keep the economy growing. That’s why Raise Up Massachusetts and Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts are fighting to require employers to offer earned sick time and raise the minimum wage.
We are also joining our sister Nurses in collecting signatures for putting Paid Sick Days on the ballot
How can I help?
Join N2N members collect signatures for the minimum wage and paid sick days petitions by contacting a N2N Organizer near you!
Door Knocking in Worcester
Lissy Romanow (508)259-1001
A friend sent us this informaton ….
Salary of retired US Presidents ………….$450,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate members ……….$174,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ………….$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ……$193,400 FOR LIFE
Average salary of a soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN – $38,000
Average income for seniors on SOCIAL SECURITY – $12,000
I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree … Pass this on!
editor’s note: two pols go at it! Here’s a portion of the email exchange.
From Bill McManus to Jim Leary:
“I find it very sleazy that [Jim] Leary, a public employee, got roughly a !00% pay raise in a one year period of time for a newly created job that was created while he was the Lt’ Gov’s Chief Aide and his wife was a paid fundraiser for the same Lt’ Gov. It’s understandable that Leary wants to create a smokescreen and talk about anything else but the public money he is taking. He wants to somehow deflect the focus of attention from himself. This has nothing to do with me. I am not the public employee who got a raise from $100,000 to $180,000. My wife was not the paid campaign fundraiser for the same Lt. Governor. Jennifer Murphy, was also a paid political aide for Lt. Gov. Murray just like Carolyn Leary.
“Jennifer Murphy just got a newly created $105,000 job less than three weeks ago. That’s what this is all about and why it brings Leary’s pay raise and his wife’s role as a fundraiser into the news. During a recession and in the midst of a hiring freeze, two jobs were specifically created for the benefit of two consecutive campaign aides, AND the first one got roughly a 100% pay increase during his first year while others at the same institution were being laid off. Continue reading Two pols – Jim Leary and Bill McManus – go at it →
By Rosalie Tirella
… and they, of course, are making asses of themsleves – totally out of touch with America’s 14% poverty rate, and almost 10% unemployment rate, totally oblivous to the fact that few AVERAGE American workers (professional or blue/collar) bring down $100,000 a year salaries – the way many of our Worcester Public School teachers do. Our school principals make around $130,000. Other professionals in our public school system make more than/around $100,000, too!
This is INSANITY!!!!!! THIS MADNESS MUST STOP!!!
Which is why Mayor Joe O’Brien this week called for an “objective” court-appointed mediator to step in and save the City of Worcester from these hogs.
I had lunch with one of my former Worcester Public School teachers a few months ago – a wonderful human being. A person who, like many teachers in the good ol’ days of WPS, went into teaching because she was absolutely passionate about kids and learning. “To be with you kids – oh, it was so special – … ” (How many WPS teachers would say that about their former pupils?)
Anyways, this former WPS teacher, a person who worked overtime many a day in our city schools (FOR FREE) and did wonderful things for students (FOR FREE) like rescue hundreds of used WPS text books out of WPS dumpsters to drive them to a boys’ residential school, was amazed – absolutely amazed! – that today the City of Worcester has a boat-load of teachers who make around/more than $100,000 a year! Continue reading So the Worcester Public School teachers want a contract … →