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House Passes Bill Banning Inmate Labor from Building Border Wall
BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority.
Massachusetts prisons and jails have never sent inmates to w…
Hodgson, Cabral Square Off Before Judiciary Committee
BOSTON (State House News Service) — A shared interest in preserving public safety fueled the arguments made Monday for and against legislation that would prohibit the use of state resources to enforce immigration law through certain types of partnerships between state and federal agencies...
Over $150K Grant Awarded to Sid Wainer & Son
One of the city's largest employers is getting a boost from the State Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.
The Office has awarded a $156,000 grant to Sid Wainer & Son to train over 150 workers and prepare for the creation of 10 new jobs in 2018.
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Lockout Tentatively Over
About 100 local workers have been picketing at the South End's ATI Flat Rolled Products in New Bedford. After weathering a half of year of storms, both manmade and by Mother Nature, the workers could be headed back to work! A Standard-Times story reports a that a union vice president announced …

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