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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2436         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3173

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John P. Fresolo

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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 labor relations.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

John Colbert

Professional Fire Fighters of MA

Raymond McGrath

NAGE


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2436        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3173

By Mr. Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3173) of John P. Fresolo, John Colbert and Raymond McGrath relative to minimum staffing discussions in collective bargaining negotiations of municipal police officers and fire fighters.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2420 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to labor relations.
 

              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 6 of Chapter 150E, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting in line 7, between the words “workload” and “but” the following new language: “ and in the case of fire personnel, minimum manning of shift coverage”.

               SECTION 2. The fifth paragraph of clause (a) of subdivision 3 of Section 4A of Chapter 1078 of the Acts of 1973 is hereby amended by striking out in the fourth sentence the following words: “ Notwithstanding any other provision of this act to the contrary, no municipal employer shall be required to negotiate over subjects of minimum manning of shift coverage, with an employee organization representing municipal police officers and firefighters” and inserting in place thereof the following new sentence.

                   “Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, no municipal employer shall be required to negotiate over the subject of the total number of fire or police personnel to be employed by the municipality ; however, the subject of minimum manning of shift coverage shall be within the scope of arbitration with an employee organization representing firefighters.”

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