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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

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.

 

On Saturday, March 31, 2018  the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Futures Committee co-hosted it’s 4th annual “Pathways to Good Jobs” Event with MassCOSH’s Teens Lead at Work, at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School in Boston, MA.

The purpose of this event is to promote interest in good union jobs among high school-aged students and to build connections between young union members and youth in the community.  It was organized by Futures Committee Members from USW 9358, IBEW Local 103, Teamsters Local 25, and the Labor Guild.

On  Monday February 26th the affiliated unions of the Greater Boston Labor Council demonstrated once again that union solidarity is alive and well in Boston. We will always be a union city!

Rich Rogers

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Greater Boston Labor Council

Public transit should be a public good and by preventing the costly privatization of bus safety and maintenance operations, the mechanics have scored a major victory for workers, riders, and taxpayers. (click for full statement)

We need to send a message on February 26th that no Supreme Court decision will stifle the voice of workers seeking dignity and respect on the job with a union. In addition we need to reaffirm that Boston is a ‘Union City’ and will always be a ‘Union City’.

GBLC's Future Committee held its annual Young Worker Conference on Saturday, December 2nd at 1199SEIU.

Young members from 14 unions/organizations were in attendance. Participants learned about the current challenges facing organized labor such as privatization, Right to Work legislation, there was a presentation by Enid Eckstein, formerly of 1199SEIU, on the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Case.