Greater Boston Labor Council

160 unions representing over 90,000 members in Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Needham, Newton, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

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.

Congratulations to the courageous members of USW Locals 12012 and 12003 for reaching a tentative agreement with National Grid.Also a shout out for two tough, principled leaders Joe Kirylo and

Vice-President Darlene Lombos and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rich Rogers with UNITE/HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang at victory celebration for the members of Local 26 after their successful s

Recent News

Executive Secretary-Treasurer Richard Rogers joined the BC Graduate Employees Union (UAW) along with Senator Eldrige in delivering a petiton to Father William Leahy, President of Boston College urging him to stop the administrations retaliation against workers participating in unionization effforts.

GBLC thanks its affiliated unions and community partners for gathering with us at our 15th Annual Banquet, held at IBEW Local 103 on Friday, November 9th.

Workers from AFSCME Local 944, 1199SEIU, Mass Nurses Association, UNITE HERE Local 26, Sprinklerfitters 550, New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Machinists Lodge 264, SEIU 32BJ and Boston Firefighters Local 718 shared meaningful remarks about how Mayor Walsh supported them in their fights for respect and dignity at work.

After a six week strike against Marriott operated Hotels in Boston that commenced on  Wednesday October 3rd , the members of UNITE HERE Local 26 ratified a new agreement on Saturday November 16th.

Significant wage increases, first time maternity and paternity benefits and job security language to protect against technological change were all included in the agreement. In addition the initial wage increase was retroactive to the expiration date of the contract in March.

National Grid lockout puts profit first, workers and safety last

 OCTOBER 15, 2018

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