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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2057         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2482

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Byron Rushing

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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 to further regulate the right to strike of public employees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2057        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2482

By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2482) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2591 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to further regulate the right to strike of public employees.
 

              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 9A of chapter 150E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official

              Edition, is hereby amended by striking out said section 9A and inserting in place thereof the following:

              (a) No public employee or employee organization shall engage in a strike, work stoppage, slowdown or withholding of services by such public employees, or to condone or encourage the same, except as otherwise provided in section (b) below.

              (b) Whenever a strike occurs or is about to occur, the employer of the employee organization as the case may be, may petition the commission to make an investigation. The commission shall investigate and shall first determine whether such strike, slow-down or withholding of services so complained of, has been caused in whole or in part by unfair labor practices committed by the employer, as such are set forth in section 10. Whenever the commission shall determine, after investigation, that such strike, slowdown or withholding of services by such public employees has been proximately caused by the commission of unfair labor practices by the employer, the commission shall set forth its findings of fact and decision relative thereto, and such employees shall be deemed to engage in lawful, concerted activity for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, free from interference, restraint or coercion.

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