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Katherine Hesse, Partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP was Honored by Saint Mary’s Center for Women and Children

On Thursday, October 11, 2019, Attorney Katherine Hesse, previous chair of St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, was honored at the organization’s Diamonds of Dorchester Gala fundraiser at the Marriott Copley.  Ms. Hesse accepted a plaque of thanks and appreciation in recognition of her “extraordinary service, leadership, and contribution to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children.  Because of you, generations of families have a safe place to call home and brighter futures. We remain grateful to you for dedication and commitment to the families who live, learn, and work at the Center.”

Katherine. Hesse is a partner with the Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP law firm which has offices in Boston, Quincy and Springfield. St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. Placing families at the center of its efforts, St. Mary’s Center works in partnership with young women, many of them mothers, to break the cycle of poverty and achieve lasting, powerful change by building their emotional well-being, educational achievements and economic independence.

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Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, Represents Dedham School Committee in Labor Dispute

Kevin Bresnahan, a partner with Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP, represented the Dedham School Committee in its recently-concluded collective bargaining with its teachers’ union. After nearly two years of negotiations, the union scheduled a strike vote last week. Attorney Bresnahan filed a petition with the Department of Labor Relations on behalf of the School Committee, and obtained an order to prevent the illegal strike. When the union went forward with the strike vote, a judge in the Norfolk Superior Read More

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Post-Janus Bill Over Governor’s Veto

On September 19th, the Massachusetts Legislature overwhelmingly overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a union-friendly law. The bill was passed in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Janus v. AFSCME which relieved bargaining unit employees who were not members of the union of the obligation to pay dues to public sector unions. The Massachusetts bill allows unions to charge non-members certain fees, relieves unions of some of their obligations to those non-union employees, and expands unions’ access to public employees.

 

 

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