Supporting Nurses, Teachers, and Firefighters

March 24, 2017

I held a press conference today to condemn the 95 Appropriation Committee bills that threaten the wage and benefits of nurses, teachers, and firefighters.

These bills, proposed primarily by Republican legislators, span from removing pension and healthcare from the topics subject to negotiations by workers, to limiting basic cost of living adjustments for retirees.

These bills are an attack on the working men and women in our state and hurting them will only make our economy more ineffective. We have a responsibility to protect our nurses--who care for us, our teachers---who educate us, and our firefighters---who keep us safe. I stand strong with my colleagues in opposing these bills and will continue to fight for the rights of workers and the middle class.