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The Massachusetts legislature has a long history of standing up for workers rights. State house staffers should be no different.

We are proud to announce our endorsement of Gabriela Coletta for Boston City Councilor - District One.

Calling all Delegates:

What: Delegates and COPE municipal endorsements meeting
When: Tuesday October 5th, 2021, 5pm dinner, 5:30pm meeting begins.
Where: IBEW 103, 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester.
Who: Open to all affiliates and delegates of the Greater Boston Labor Council

Boxed dinner will be provided. 

Please wear a mask when not eating.

Please contact Rachael Running with questions: [email protected]

Flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently, I spotted the ramp workers on the tarmac, busily unloading bags and doing safety checks on the plane in 115 degree heat. Most passengers were anxious to deplane, ready to head to baggage claim, not giving a second thought to the work happening all around them to make their journey happen.

Boston
Ruthzee Louijeune, at large
Joel Richards, D4
Kendra Hicks, D6
Angie Camacho, D7
Liz Breadon (incumbent), D9
Malden
Nate Bae Kupel, Ward 8
Medford
John Falco, Mayor
Paul Ruseau, School Committee
Jenny Graham, School Committee

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler discussed the economy and jobs with the Christian Science Monitor. She also reflected on becoming the first woman to lead the union. The organization’s previous president, Richard Trumka, passed away in August 2021. Other topics discussed included workers' rights legislation and the upcoming midterm elections. 

Watch the segment on C-SPAN.

The executive council of the AFL-CIO held a special meeting last week to name their next leader, following the death of the labor federation’s longtime president, Richard Trumka. For the first time in the organization’s history, they chose a woman. Liz Shuler, 51, had served as the federation’s second-in-command under Trumka since they were elected together in 2009. Despite the sad and unusual circumstances of the succession ― Trumka died on Aug.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to proceed with President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget resolution, along with the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The Build Back Better agenda contains many of the labor movement’s priorities, including growing Medicare, expanding sick leave and child care, increasing investments in education and combating climate change. The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act will expand voting rights across the country.

The first woman to lead the biggest U.S. labor federation wants even more women as decision-makers in a labor movement that is becoming less male and less white.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Liz Shuler, the newly elected president of the AFL-CIO, about her goals for the organization and the future of the labor movement.

Listen to the segment on NPR.