From today’s Boston Globe: “Mayor Thomas M. Menino vowed yesterday to go to Beacon Hill to fight for a state law that would allow the city of Boston to save millions of dollar on health care insurance.”

This is an effort that Voters Count is working on – we are surveying state senators and representatives on whether they support giving municipal leaders the authority to make changes to employees’ health care without requiring a union vote.

It won’t happen without a huge fight tho: "“We should sit down and negotiate and not let the city dictate what kind of health care we have,’’ said Rich Paris, president of the Boston firefighters union." (Note to Mr. Paris: The rest of us have employers that dictate what kind of health care we have. And if you're a contractor or self-employed, you pay 100% of the costs.  I’m just sayin’…)



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