Urge Your Legislators to Support MTA-Backed Minimum Wage Bill for Municipal Workers!
The MTA is supporting legislation to ensure that municipal employees are covered by the state minimum wage law, and we need your help to secure legislative co-sponsors. The bill, An Act relative to a state minimum wage for municipal employees, was filed by Senator Mike Brady (D-Brockton) and Representative Dave Rogers (D-Cambridge).
In 2018, working families across the Commonwealth won a huge victory when the Legislature passed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. Unfortunately, this benefit does not apply to municipal employees, including our public school educators. Consequently, many municipal workers are forced to work three or more jobs to piece together enough money to meet their basic needs. This unjust loophole unfairly punishes many public employees and deprives them of the security of a livable working wage.
An Act relative to a state minimum wage for municipal employees would address this issue by ensuring that municipal employees are covered by the state minimum wage law. To learn more about this legislation, please click here.
Please email your legislators right away and urge them to support and co-sponsor the MTA-backed minimum wage bill for municipal workers! Please also consider calling your legislators to follow up on your email. You can find your legislators’ phone numbers by clicking here.