Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey wants the Boston Bruins to pay their hourly and part-time employees affected by the NHL's hiatus.
"I just want them to act, I just want them to step up and do something," Healey told the Boston Herald's Marisa Ingemi on Thursday. "Do something for their workers. Every other (NHL) team has said they are going to provide financial support for hourly workers who have been hurt by this, and that runs the range of paying their salaries or paying for their living expenses … I just want them to act now."
Healey said she's received many calls from hourly workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, some of whom are TD Garden employees.
Boston is indeed the only NHL team that hasn't committed as an organization to compensate the relevant workers in the wake of the postponement of the season.
On March 13, the Bruins said they were "actively exploring support options and will have further information in the coming days," but the team hasn't responded to requests regarding the matter since then, according to Ingemi.
Jeremy Jacobs - the club's chairman and the owner of food service and hospitality company Delaware North - and his family have an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion, according to Forbes.