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Massachusetts Temp Workers Win Right to Know Their Employer

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

By Jane Slaughter
Labor Notes

A Massachusetts coalition of worker centers, unions, and pro-worker organizations has won a new law that will force temp agencies to disclose to workers basic information about their jobs.

Diega Gonzales is a temp worker who fought for more than two years for the law, marching, demonstrating, and taking cookies to legislators. She believes the new rules will make immigrant workers like herself less afraid. “We will have to speak with management and tell them you can’t abuse us anymore, because this law is going to protect us,” she said.

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