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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

Vice-President Darlene Lombos and Executive Secretary-Treasurer Rich Rogers with UNITE/HERE Local 26 President Brian Lang at victory celebration for the members of Local 26 after their successful s

Executive Secretary-Treasurer Richard Rogers joined the BC Graduate Employees Union (UAW) along with Senator Eldrige in delivering a petiton to Father William Leahy, President of Boston College urging him to stop the administrations retaliation against workers participating in unionization effforts.

GBLC thanks its affiliated unions and community partners for gathering with us at our 15th Annual Banquet, held at IBEW Local 103 on Friday, November 9th.

Workers from AFSCME Local 944, 1199SEIU, Mass Nurses Association, UNITE HERE Local 26, Sprinklerfitters 550, New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Machinists Lodge 264, SEIU 32BJ and Boston Firefighters Local 718 shared meaningful remarks about how Mayor Walsh supported them in their fights for respect and dignity at work.

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: