Current Campaigns

#1 - The Wage Theft Campaign:

Wage theft and worker misclassification affect hundreds of thousands of workers across the Commonwealth. Year after year, over $1 billion in wages are stolen from vulnerable workers by unscrupulous employers who have created a business model out of taking advantage of the most vulnerable workers among us. This is money stolen from families, communities, municipalities, and our Commonwealth.

S.1158 and H.1868, An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement provides new tools to the Attorney General, as well as working people, to finally fight back against stolen wages.

#2 - The Injured Workers Bill: 

Would adequately protect injured workers from employer misconduct and retaliation. Too often, employer misconduct, threats, or retaliation prevents workers injured on the job from: Reporting a workplace injury or illness, receiving medical care, filing a workers’ compensation claim. This act would protect Injured Workers and clarify the types of employer misconduct & retaliation prohibited under workers’ comp law Clarify the standard of proof and remedies available for harm caused by employer retaliation allow the Attorney General’s Office to investigate and enforce retaliation complaints Expand notice to employees of workers’ comp rights and prohibitions against retaliation. Require the calculation of workers’ comp benefits based on the minimum wages required by law, even where employers have paid workers illegally at sub-minimum levels Allow for investigation of problematic insurer claims-handling practices.

#3 - Raise Massachusetts Minimum Wage to $20 an hour:

According to an analysis by the Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center, these bills would raise the wages of almost 1 million workers, or 29 percent of all wage earners statewide. That includes nearly 23 percent of all working parents. Inflation has put real pressure on workers, and the minimum wage needs to keep up with their costs. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, it took more than $18 in July 2023 to buy what $15 bought in June 2018 (when the last minimum wage bill was passed).

Bill # S.1200 and H.1925 would raise the minimum wage to $20 by 2027 and index it to inflation in the future.

-The bill would also ensure that the minimum wage covers municipal workers who have devoted their lives to public service and deserve more than poverty wages.

-And they would increase the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers to $12 by 2027 and set it at 60 percent of the full minimum wage in future years.

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