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.

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Large crowds gathered around the State House to celebrate Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2019. 

This tremendous victory for the UFCW and their courageous members is one the entire Massachusetts and Greater Boston labor communities can savor and share.

 

Executive ST Rogers speaks out for union rights at Harvard. 

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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. Among the labor speakers were Jeff Bollen, President of UFCW Local 1445, GBLC ST Rich Rogers, Steve Tolman, President of the Mass AFL-CIO and Brian Doherty, the leader of the Boston Building Trades Council. 

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. Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven A. Tolman (TCU/IAM), Greater Boston Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rich Rogers (IUPAT) and Sen.

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 John Buonopane along with their International Union Rep. Steve Finnigan for keeping their members strong and united through over six months without paychecks or health benefits.

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.

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