Temp Worker Right to Know Bill
Workers who are sent to jobs by temp agencies are often denied their basic rights. They are sent off to work not knowing where they are going, the type of work they will be required to do, their rate of pay or even the name of their employer, who is often referred to by a nickname.
Although they work hard and long, these workers often never receive their earned wages or are injured without compensation at hazardous work sites. Since many temporary jobs are low-wage and characterized by high turnover, these workers constitute some of the most vulnerable members of the workforce.
In Massachusetts, MassCosh and other community and labor groups are advocating for change through the REAL Bill (H1393), which will streamline provisions governing the industry, place all employment and staffing agencies on a level playing field, simplify requirements imposed by the Division of Occupational Safety (DOS), and protect workers in temporary jobs. Join the movement and tell temp agencies: we won't stop until we get REAL temp agency reform!
For more information, contact Marcy Goldstein-Gelb or Isabel Lopez at MassCOSH, 617/825-7233 x15 or 18.