BOSTON – Rick Jakious, CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, released the following statement concerning the House and Senate’s unanimous override of Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Salary Reserve. This action maintains a $20 million Salary Reserve for direct care workers who provide essential services to residents of the Commonwealth.
“We congratulate and thank the human service organizations and workers, and legislators, who worked hard to make this override possible,” stated Jakious. “This is a significant accomplishment for the entire nonprofit sector because it is about fairness for thousands of front-line providers, whose salaries do not nearly match the importance of the work they do each day.”
About the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) is the voice of the entire nonprofit sector in Massachusetts. MNN was launched in 2007 to strengthen communities by serving nonprofit organizations through advocacy, public awareness and capacity building. MNN includes nearly 500 members, representing nonprofits in every part of Massachusetts, from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands.