TAKE ACTION: Stop Lawmakers from Eliminating Sunday Time-and-a-Half!
Right now senators and representatives at the Massachusetts State House are considering changing or eliminating the time-and-a-half pay that retail and grocery workers receive on Sundays and holidays. Around $300,000 workers would be affected. This is legislative wage theft -- taking money from the pockets of working people just to cater to corporate interests. The Senate President and Speaker of the House need to hear from you! Please make two quick phone calls to help protect time-and-a-half pay.
Call the two numbers below and ask to leave this message both for Senate President Harriette Chandler and Speaker of the House Robert Deleo. If your call is answered by an answering machine, please leave a message, and if the line is busy try back in a few minutes. You can leave a message after business hours as well. It is important that they hear from you!
Here is who to call and an idea of what to say:
Senate President Harriette Chandler
617 – 722 – 1500
Speaker of the House Robert Deleo
617 – 722 – 2500
“Hello, I would like to leave a message for the (Senate President/Speaker). My name is (your first and last names) and I live in (city or town), Massachusetts. I want to urge leadership not to change or eliminate time-and-a-half-pay on Sundays and holidays for current and future retail and grocery workers, which would take money out of the pockets of retail workers across the Commonwealth. Thank you.”