Mass State Rep files union busting bill

Freshman Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) has filed a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining for pubic sector unions for all but salary issues.

“We have to unshackle managers’ hands so they can run things responsibly,” Winslow told The Boston Herald. “My legislation would give them the tools to manage wisely and well.”

Winslow’s bill would “remove collective bargaining on issues including hiring part-time workers, implementing drug and alcohol testing, and hiring, firing or promoting workers without adherence to seniority.” In other words, the proposal would permit employers to unilaterally demand drug testing of workers, hire part-time employees at will, and prohibit employers from signing labor deals with automatic cost-of-living increases.

“This is ridiculous,” said Steve Lewis, treasurer of SEIU Local 509, which represents 7,500 state employees told The Herald. “ I don’t know if he’s fantasizing that he lives in Wisconsin or what. I don’t think this is something that any of the unions are going to be concerned about — fortunately we have a Legislature and a governor who are much more friendly to working people.”


About Attorney John J. MacLaughlan

John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. John is currently assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
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