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The proposed law would repeal state law requiring that the wages, including payment to health and welfare plans, paid to persons employed in the construction of public works be no less than the wages paid locally under existing collective bargaining agreements and understandings, or by the municipality, for the same kind of work. Under the proposed law, the Commissioner of Labor and industries would no longer set wage rates for such work or classify jobs.

The proposed law would also remove the Commissioner of Labor and Industries' authority to set the wage rates of employees of contractors who move office furniture and fixtures for the state or a county, city, town or district, and remove the Commissioner's authority to set the wage rates of operators of vehicles and other equipment engaged in public works.

The proposed law would not change the way wages are set for laborers employed by the state Department of Public Works and the Metropolitan District Commission.

1988 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 2 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below, which was disapproved by the House of Representatives on May 3, 1988, by a vote of 24-123, and on which no vote was taken by the Senate before May 4, 1988?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
8,831
21,483
1,497
30,314
31,811
Precinct 1
 
316
803
72
1,119
1,191
Precinct 2
 
341
984
66
1,325
1,391
Precinct 3
 
376
857
67
1,233
1,300
Precinct 1
 
335
842
68
1,177
1,245
Precinct 2
 
434
1,034
87
1,468
1,555
Precinct 3
 
417
1,083
78
1,500
1,578
Precinct 1
 
425
1,089
92
1,514
1,606
Precinct 2
 
382
1,008
57
1,390
1,447
Precinct 3
 
434
1,087
77
1,521
1,598
Precinct 1
 
333
766
46
1,099
1,145
Precinct 2
 
385
917
70
1,302
1,372
Precinct 3
 
404
988
54
1,392
1,446
Precinct 1
 
395
991
50
1,386
1,436
Precinct 2
 
381
996
62
1,377
1,439
Precinct 3
 
444
1,143
51
1,587
1,638
Precinct 1
 
531
1,358
85
1,889
1,974
Precinct 2
 
564
1,147
77
1,711
1,788
Precinct 3
 
523
1,024
95
1,547
1,642
Precinct 1
 
414
1,190
77
1,604
1,681
Precinct 2
 
426
1,074
71
1,500
1,571
Precinct 3
 
571
1,102
95
1,673
1,768
Totals
 
8,831
21,483
1,497
30,314
31,811