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Richard Tisei on Worker Rights


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Voted NO on Early retirement for cases of MWRA-work-related cancer.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part X: Worker Rights:Occupational Safety .

Gov. Romney vetoed budget section 673, which says: A person who has been in the state retirement system for more than 35 years, with at least 10 or more of those years in the employment of the Massachusetts Water and Resources Administration; who, in the course of his state employment was exposed to asbestos or other hazardous materials; and who has been diagnosed with an extraneously cancer related illness as well as an extraneously cardio-vascular cardiac related illness, shall be eligible for early retirement with surviving spouse benefits at a compensation rate equivalent to his current salary, if the individual makes application for an early retirement on or before December 31, 2003. [A YEA vote would override the veto and fund the early retirement arrangement.]

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is PART X: WORKERS' RIGHTS AND FUTURES: Occupational Safety -- "We support environmental Right-to-Know laws about chemical and other potential dangers to worker health. We oppose efforts to weaken workplace safety standards, or the ability of OSHA or state-level agencies to enforce them."

Reference: Occupational Safety ; Bill Section 673 ; vote number MA03-S308 on Jul 17, 2003


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