The New England Jewish Labor Committee is a member of Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of over 180 organizations from across the Commonwealth working together to create an economy that works for all of us. Raise Up Massachusetts focuses on passing legislation, both at the State House and on the ballot, that improves the lives of people and families in our state.
Raise Up Massachusetts has taken up 3 priorities for 2016-2017:
Paid Family and Medical Leave will ensure that Massachusetts workers are not forced to choose between work and their own health needs or the well-being of their children and other family members.
A Constitutional Amendment will invest in quality public schools, affordable higher education, and a transportation system that works by creating an additional tax of four percentage points on annual income above one million dollars.
A Living Wage for All will make sure that all residents in Massachusetts can earn living wage of $15 an hour, so they can make ends meet.
For more, please visit: raiseupma.org