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.

 

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.

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

Recent News

from december 18th Boston Globe: 
OP-ED CO-WRITTEN BY GBLC VICE PRESIDENT DARLENE LOMBOS, BTU PRESIDENT JESSICA TANG, AND CONGRESSWOMAN-ELECT AYANNA PRESSLEY ASKING GOV.

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 six -week strike against Marriot Hotel properties in Boston. December 15, 2018 IBEW Local 103.

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.

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Take Action

In today's economy, where employers increasingly subcontract or outsource core parts of their business to other companies, wage theft has overwhelmed the capacity of our existing labor laws and enforcement mechanisms.Urge your Senator and Representative co-sponsor vital wage theft legislation. 

Tell Congress to repeal the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations instead of cutting the vital programs that benefit nearly one-third of the U.S. population.