This article from the State House News Service points out that even if the legislature votes to get rid of Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day as paid holidays, public sector employees who have the holiday as part of their negotiated contract will still keep them. 

However it is still worth fighting to eliminate these days as state holidays on the books, for 2 reasons: 1) That will strengthen the hand of negotiators during future contract talks and 2) non-unionized employees will now have to work on those days.

At this point the State Senate has voted to eliminate the holidays, but the House has not, so there will be an appointed conference committee to come to agreement on this and that is expected to happen this week. At that point we will alert Voters Count subscribers (sign up if you haven't already!) to call/email these legislators in order to get these frivolous holidays officially stricken from the books.


 


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