Massachusetts House votes to limit public employee unions’ bargaining rights on health insurance plans

Massachusetts House votes to limit public employee unions' bargaining rights on health insurance plans

Massachusetts House votes to limit public employee unions’ bargaining rights on health insurance plans .  Union officials vowed to fight “to the bitter end.”

BOSTON — The Massachusetts House voted Tuesday to dramatically strengthen the power of city and town leaders to change health insurance plans for municipal employees over the objections of unions.

The 111-42 vote late Tuesday came after House leaders agreed to modify their original plan in the hopes of heading off labor opposition.

The modified plan would add a 30-day negotiating window between city and town leaders and unions to work out disagreements.

If no agreement is reached, municipalities would be allowed to impose changes in co-payments, deductibles and other aspects of health care plans.

In that case, however, municipalities would have to return 20 percent of savings to employees in the first year, instead of the 10 percent in the original plan.

Union officials vowed to continue to fight the plan, which was included in the House version of the state budget. The Senate has yet to release its budget plan.   Read Story>>

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Mass. House votes to limit bargaining on health care

House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to strip police officers, teachers, and other municipal employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care. (Globe)

APR 23 2011 Hamilton Moving 300 Jobs Off Shore, working against U.S. Tax Payer

Hamilton Sunstrand is Moving 300 Jobs Off Shore:

The Off Shore People’s Tax should be used to buy the Hamilton Sunstrand products!

The U.S Taxpayer is the only real customer of Hamilton Sunstrand.

Yet they, in their infinite wisdom, and under the guidance of their New World Order Elitist bankster military industrial complex controllers, have decided to use the gargantuan amounts of U.S. taxpayer money they command to generate commerce in a foreign country.

At a time of critical need for U.S. economic recovery this is an unwise appropriation of the United States Taxpayers Dollars. It is a direct attack to the heart of the U.S. economy and against the United States of America. It is ECONOMIC WARFARE!

It is a very unwise  use of United States citizens money to benefit other countries while destroying more U.S. Commerce and further eroding any chance of a United States economic recovery. The congress who are representatives of the U.S. taxpayer should not allow this to happen. Congress should revoke all Hamilton contracts under some U.S. Economic Security Clause.

Any member of Congress who is complacent with this and allows taxpayer money to fund offshore job transfer should be removed from office. No Excuses.

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Hamilton Sundstrand, the aerospace company, announced that they will be eliminating 300 union machinist jobs at its Windsor Locks plant.

The work is being moved to more cost-efficient production plants in Poland, Singapore and Arizona. The job cuts will take place over the next few months and according to a spokesman, any forced layoffs will occur later on during this year.

Boston set to launch bike-share program 4/21/2009

Boston set to launch
bike-share program

The system will open in July with 600 bicycles and 61 stations. Officials envision it growing to as many as 5,000 bikes at more than 300 kiosks. (Boston Globe)

Nuclear plant sues Vt. to stay open

Nuclear plant sues Vt. to stay open

Federal court case may echo across US

Owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant filed a federal lawsuit yesterday to prevent state lawmakers from shutting the plant down when its 40-year license expires next year.

The Entergy Corp. lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Burlington, Vt., is expected to force a legal showdown over whether state governments can claim a role in the oversight of nuclear power plants, which are regulated by the federal government. What the courts ultimately decide is likely to have significance for some of the nation’s 103 other operating reactors, especially those in states that have similar concerns about their safety.

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