Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill advocates prepping for January 15 State House Day

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The start of the 2013-14 session of the Massachusetts legislature is upon us, and Healthy Workplace Bill supporters here in the Bay State are preparing for a January 15 “Meet With Your Legislators Day” to formally begin our advocacy efforts.

Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates is delighted to join a group of organizations led by MassCOSH on Tuesday, January 15, at 12:30 p.m., during which we’ll be asking our legislators to support bills that protect worker health & safety, including the HWB. We hope you will join us! Here is the relevant info from Deb Falzoi, communications director of Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 12:30 pm

State House, Gardner Auditorium Foyer

Join the Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates to encourage legislator support of critical worker health and safety/rights bills such as:

-Halting bullying in the workplace;

-Extending health and safety protections to state employees;

-Increasing burial benefits for families of fallen workers to prevent financial hardship; and,

-Ensuring basic protections for domestic workers.

The Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Bill is now officially supported by SEIU-NAGE Local 282, Massachusetts Teachers AssociationAFSCME Local 1526, MassCOSH, and Massachusetts Jobs with Justice.

Many thanks to Marcy Gelb at MassCOSH for inviting us to be a part of this!

Submitting testimony in support of the HWB

Also, for those who are interested in submitting oral or written testimony supporting the HWB, please take note:

If you live in Massachusetts and are interested in testifying at the State House (date to be determined) OR submitting written testimonial for a packet for legislators, e-mail your story to Greg Sorozan at gsorozan@nage.org NO LATER THAN Friday, January 11, 2013. Your story should be 1-2 pages.

For story examples, visit http://www.mahealthyworkplace.com/workplace/crystal.html.

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