$150,000 FOR AFL-CIO

By Bob Katzen

The House 131-26, Senate 38-1, overrode the governor’s veto of the entire $150,000 for the operation of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Workforce Development Programs to provide dislocated worker assistance, layoff aversion and job training with a focus on pathways to quality careers through traditional and non-traditional apprentice and pre-apprenticeship training.

“At the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, we provide job-skill-based education and training because we understand that a highly skilled workforce is essential to keeping Massachusetts competitive,” reads the AFL-CIO’s website. “We believe that unions must work with employers to continuously upgrade the skills of workers and that effective partnerships are essential to that goal.”

In his veto message, Baker said his reason for vetoing the $150,000 was because it was not in his original version of the budget that he filed.

(A “Yes” vote is for the $150,000. A “No” vote is against it.)

Rep. Christine Barber Yes Rep. Mike Connolly Yes Rep. Denise Provost Yes Sen. Patricia Jehlen Yes

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