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By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 10, 2019......A union that represents electrical workers plans to withhold direct campaign contributions to state legislators until further notice, saying they hope lawmakers will "feel the pinch" that families are feeling due to inaction on important bills.

While lawmakers last session raised the minimum wage, established a paid family and medical leave law, and gave locked out workers new income protections, members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers say their decision stems from the Legislature's failure to pass bills targeting wage theft, increasing education funding, and blocking the MBTA's ability to outsource work to private contractors.

The union is also miffed that lawmakers did not vote to shore up union rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The court ruled that public employees can't be forced to pay fees or dues to a union to which he or she does not belong, a decision both cheered as a freedom of speech victory and decried as an attack on organized labor.

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