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Please see below for the 2019 endorsed candidates.

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.

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

Thank you to the hundreds of people, over 35 unions and organizations that showed solidarity with the locked out steel workers at national grid.

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.