Less than 2 days after the Massachusetts Democrat Party enhanced its stranglehold on power on Beacon Hill, the management started distributing pay raises.
According to the State House News Service, “Massachusetts House staff members will begin seeing a minimum 8 percent raise in their next incomes under a brand-new settlement strategy revealed by House management on Thursday.”
The SHNS reported that “leading House Democrats revealed across-the-board pay boosts for personnel efficient November 7.”
State Senate staffers have actually experienced bad working conditions for legal help and have actually attempted, up until now unsuccessfully, to unionize.
Quick program of hands: the number of of you got an 8 percent pay raise this year?
House Speaker Ron Mariano stated in a declaration, “We hope we’ll stabilize a few of the injustices and the unfairness and a few of the distinctions in between the exact same task titles that exist in the State House today, bringing some sort of meaning and shape to who is doing what and what that task is valued at.”
The SHNS reported that “the strategy likewise develops a minimum income flooring for all full-time House staff members of $50,466 and a minimum income flooring for legal help of $53,000.”
All of this brings a cost of simply under $5 million.
“We are attempting to move into the 21st century in how we pay individuals,” Mariano stated.
The Democrats got a minimum of 3 seats in the Massachusetts House on Tuesday by winning a minimum of 132 of 160 House races. A 4th race is still too close to call. Democrats have a 37-3 bulk in the Massachusetts Senate.
All of the statewide workplaces are held by Democrats.
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