No Pay Increases
NEW BEDFORD- A pay increase won’t be coming anytime soon for city workers. A motion to adopt a new contract for those employed by the City of New Bedford, proposed by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), was not passed by City Council during session Thursday night...
Gun, Wage Proposals
A measure being proposed by Ward 6 City Councillor Joe Lopes would require that all businesses which receive Tax Increment Financing or STA from the City of New Bedford pay their employees ten percent above the minimum wage.
Jobs Report
The Labor Department says employers added 292-thousand jobs in December as the unemployment rate held steady at five percent.
Employees Picket
Dozens of Tobey Hospital workers picketed outside the Wareham hospital Friday afternoon to demand fair wages from parent company Southcoast Health.