Supporting Working Families and Fighting for Economic Justice
Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution (“The Fair Share Amendment”) to provide resources for education and transportation through an additional tax on incomes in excess of one million dollars (SD.1709)
Reduces economic injustice in Massachusetts by taxing the wealthy in order to support programming that helps all Massachusetts residents. The Fair Share Amendment adds a 4% income surtax on incomes over $1M, and directs new revenue to education and transportation purposes.
An Act relative to emergency paid sick leave (SD.386)
Protects working families and our communities by guaranteeing all workers at least 80 hours of job-protected paid sick time for immediate use during the COVID-19 pandemic or future public health emergencies. (Filed in the House by Representatives Donato and Garballey as HD.531).
An Act relative to the fair treatment of employees (SD.284)
Protects employees who use legal cannabis on their own time by prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees for their cannabis use.
An Act establishing collective bargaining rights for TNC drivers (SD.473)
Supports working families by giving rideshare drivers the opportunity to organize and collectively bargain in order to advocate for better pay and working conditions. (Filed in the House by Representative Decker as HD.1308).
An Act relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the committee for public counsel services (SD.474)
Enables employees of the Committee for Public Counsel Services to form a collective bargaining unit, and address a longstanding inequity among the state’s public employees.
An Act to ensure gender parity on public boards and commissions (SD.521)
Promotes gender and racial equity and more diverse leadership by requiring the membership of public boards and commissions to reflect the gender and racial makeup of the state’s population. (Filed in the House by Representative Haddad as HD.2082).
An Act to ensure more women serve on corporate boards of directors (SD.1131)
Promotes gender equality by requiring greater inclusion of women on corporate boards of directors, in a phased-in approach. By the end of 2023, these boards must include at least one female director, and two or three women on the board by the end of 2025 (depending on the size of the board).
An Act relative to excessive executive compensation (SD.286)
Addresses economic injustice by assessing an additional 2% corporate excise tax on corporations if the CEO or other highest paid employee of a for-profit, publicly traded corporation or financial institution earns more than 100x what the median worker in that corporation earns.
An Act updating overtime protections to protect the Commonwealth’s middle class workers (SD.475)
Restores overtime pay protections for moderate income workers by updating salary thresholds for those eligible for overtime and removing state-specific exemptions from the protections.
An Act ensuring fair worker representation on corporate boards of directors (SD.397)
Grants greater voice and power to workers by requiring employee election for 2 out of every 5 members of corporate boards of directors of large firms (gross receipts greater than $100M).
An Act establishing the Office of Massachusetts Main Streets (SD.500)
Lifts up our small businesses by establishing an Office of Main Streets under EOHED. The office would be charged with identifying local needs, and would provide on-site consulting, training and technical assistance to support downtown revitalization efforts.