STATE HOUSE – Rep. Josh S. Cutler has been appointed House Chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
The Committee has purview over a broad range of labor and employment policy, including unemployment insurance, paid family leave, worker safety, worker’s compensation, collective bargaining, workforce training, and wage and hour laws.
“I’m honored to be appointed to this key post by Speaker Mariano and my House colleagues,” said Rep. Cutler. “These are critical issues in any year, but especially now as we work to recover from the pandemic, and in some cases reimagine the role of the workplace.”
The bi-partisan 17-member committee is comprised of both House and Senate members. As House Chairman, Rep. Cutler will help steer the committee as it reviews and shapes the hundreds of bills filed each session, and also play a leadership role on labor and employment policy in the Mass. House of Representatives. The Committee also maintains legislative and budgetary oversight authority over the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and its various departments.
In previous sessions, Rep. Cutler served as vice-chair of the Small Business and Community Development Committee and the Children, Families and Persons with Disability Committee. He also chaired the WorkAbility Subcommittee last term focused on the issues of employment and workforce development for individuals with disabilities.
Rep Cutler is an attorney, former small business owner, and currently a member of UAW Local 1981.