Mass Defenders “Walk-in” for Justice

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On November 13 at district courts across the state Massachusetts Public Defenders held “walk-in” actions to their courthouses. Workers at Worcester, Springfield, and Roxbury District Courts gathered at 8:30 am in the morning, protested, and then walked in to work together.

Public defenders gather outside the courthouse in Worcester to build support for their right to collectively bargain.

Public defenders gather outside the courthouse in Worcester to build support for their right to collectively bargain.

The workers at CPCS are fed up with low pay and no voice at work for a long time, so they took their case to the courthouse steps to build support for their effort to collectively bargain. The Public Defenders and staff at the state’s public defense agency (CPCS) are the only state agency employees denied the right to collectively bargain.

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