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Executive ST Rogers speaks out for union rights at Harvard. 

On February 28th a strong contingent of labor supporters joined the UFCW to protest the lack of progress in negotiations with Macy's department stores.

As the government shutdown drags on, some 7,800 federal workers across Massachusetts aren’t receiving a paycheck—even as many are forced to report for work.

SOLIDARITY RALLY & MARCH

#EndTheLockOut

Support locked out workers in their fight against National Grid

Wednesday, July 18 4pm

March from Boston City Hall to the MA State House

Special Guest: Joey McIntyre, of New Kids on the Block

No court decision can stifle the hopes, dreams and aspirations of working people that can only be achieved with a union and a voice on the job. I know with our strong group of innovative union leaders, a deep union culture and an energized rank and file membership Boston will always be a union city!

On April 26, 2018  the GBLC joined the Metro Boston Building Trades Council, several of our affiliates, and community partners as the "Somervile Stands Together" Coalition in a march to Somerville City Hall to demand that the elected officials representing Somerville take a stand for a city that works for everyone.

The Somerville Stands Together Coalition demands that  elected officials to stand for workplace standards and conditions that are good for all workers.  That means the following:

Greater Boston Labor Council, Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative,MassCOSH, Community Labor United, MA Jobs with Justice & Massachusetts AFL-CIO

On Friday, April 27th, 2018  the Greater Boston Labor Council, along with the Massachusetts Coalition of Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Community Labor United, MA Jobs with Justice, Immigrant Workers Center Collabrative and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO held our annual commemoration of Workers Memorial Day on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. 

On Monday April 9th the OMNI Parker House Boston was the venue for the Greater Boston Labor Council’s annual legislative breakfast. 300 union leaders and activists were joined by thirty members of the legislature to hear from union and legislative leaders concerning a series of important labor issues pending at the Massachusetts State House.

 

On Saturday, March 31, 2018  the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Futures Committee co-hosted it’s 4th annual “Pathways to Good Jobs” Event with MassCOSH’s Teens Lead at Work, at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in Boston, MA.

The purpose of this event is to promote interest in good union jobs among high school-aged students and to build connections between young union members and youth in the community.  It was organized by Futures Committee Members from USW 9358, IBEW Local 103, Teamsters Local 25, and the Labor Guild.

On  Monday February 26th the affiliated unions of the Greater Boston Labor Council demonstrated once again that union solidarity is alive and well in Boston. We will always be a union city!

Rich Rogers

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Greater Boston Labor Council

Public transit should be a public good and by preventing the costly privatization of bus safety and maintenance operations, the mechanics have scored a major victory for workers, riders, and taxpayers. (click for full statement)