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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 458         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 970

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Steven A. Tolman

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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 and representational elections.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Steven A. Tolman

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 458        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 970

By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 970) of Steven A. Tolman for legislation relative to labor relations and representational elections.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 725 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 and representational elections.
 

              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 4 of chapter 150A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

                              (7) To expend or cause the expenditure of public funds to any external agent, individual, firm, agency, partnership or association in any attempt to influence the outcome of representational elections held pursuant to this chapter provided that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit the employer's right to internally communicate with its employees as provided in subsection (2) of this section; to be represented on any matter pertaining to unit determinations, unfair labor practice charge's or pre-election conferences in any formal or informal proceeding before the Labor Relations Board or to seek or obtain advice from legal counsel.

              SECTION 2. Subsection (a) of section 10 of chapter 150EA of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

                              (7) Expend or cause the expenditure of public funds to any external agent, individual, firm, agency, partnership or association in any attempt to influence the outcome of representational elections held pursuant to this chapter provided that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to limit the employer's right to internally communicate with its employees as otherwise permitted by this section; to be represented on any matter pertaining to unit determinations, unfair labor practice charges or pre-election conferences in any formal or informal proceeding before the Labor Relations Board or to seek or obtain advice of legal counsel.

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