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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1319         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 892


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bruce E. Tarr, (BY REQUEST)


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to terms of employment.






John P. Lahoud

153A Orchard Street

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1319        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 892

By Mr. Tarr (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 892) of John P. Lahoud and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to terms of employment.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 1998 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to terms of employment.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1.  Section 2 of chapter 150E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

              Section 2.  Employees shall have the right of self-organization and the right to form, join or assist any employee organization for the purpose of bargaining collectively through representatives of their own choosing on questions of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment, and to engage in lawful, concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, free from interference, restraint or coercion.  An employee shall have the right to refrain from any or all such activities.  An employee who chooses to refrain from these activities shall not be required to pay dues, fees or other charges of any kind in order to secure or continue employment, nor shall he be bound by the terms of employment negotiated by the employee organization.  Further, said employee and the employer retain the right to negotiate mutually agreeable terms of employment independent of any terms that bind the employer or any employees who are members of the employee organization.

              This section supersedes all contradictory provisions of any other section of chapter 150E.  All such contradictory provisions are to be considered null and void.

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