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On Tuesday, November 17 from 5-6:30pm, join the Massachusetts Labor Movement as we celebrate our hard work during this historic election season.

Please donate this Saturday at our union member to member food drive to help some of the hardest hit in our union family.

This has been a month like no other in modern American history. We are in a war against an invisible virus that has required most people to stay home to fight it. With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs. Parents have a new appreciation for how complex and demanding teaching is, and for how teachers are helping their children continue learning, stay engaged and stay safe inside during this uneasy time.

Meet Aaron Roberson, an MBTA bus mechanic in South Boston and member of the Machinists Union, Local 264. Aaron shares his story from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis as part of the Greater Boston Labor Council's #FrontlineHeroes series. Our series profiles the work of union members and everyday heroes who are working on the frontlines during the global pandemic. Stories are updated weekly. To read about other Frontline Heroes, click here: https://gblc.us/tag/frontline-heroes.

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"Once again the CDC is putting profits over people with its latest recommendations that downgrade worker protections at a time when they are needed most," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

Meet Kristen Flanagan, a Deli Manager at the Somerville Stop & Shop and member of UFCW 1445. Kristen shares her story from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. 

This story is the first in the Greater Boston Labor Council's #FrontlineHeroes series, lifting up the work of union members and everyday heroes who are working on the frontlines during the global pandemic. Please share.

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

Can You Help? The Greater Boston Labor Council is forming a Union Member Volunteer Brigade. In the wake of the COVID19 public health crisis, union and community members are coming together to help our neighbors in need. The GBLC is working with the Walsh Administration to coordinate these volunteer efforts in the City of Boston and are seeking union members to help our communities in a variety of ways.

We are in a rapidly-changing and very serious public health crisis. The Greater Boston Labor Council recognizes that union members and non-union workers across sectors are facing monumental levels of crisis in some of the most fundamental areas of our lives: health and safety risks, job or pay loss, healthcare insecurity, immigration status, food and water security, childcare shortage, shelter stability and more.

Join us to honor Rich Rogers on the occasion of his retirement. March 5th, 5:30pm at IBEW, Local 103, 254 Freeport Street, Dorchester.