Local 888 is a member of Raise Up Massachusetts, a coalition of grassroots, religious, and community groups working to win a new $15 minimum wage and Paid Family and Medical Leave benefit. We are collecting signatures to put both measures on the ballot in November 2018.
As union members with these benefits, we know that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 as the legislation calls for, will make it easier for people who work full time to earn enough money to make ends meet. Paid Family and Medical Leave will ensure that MA workers are not forced to choose between work and their own health needs or the well-being of their family members.
Community groups and unions across the state are collecting signatures to get these initiatives on the ballot. All together they need 250,000 to do this!
Would you like to sign the petition and get your coworkers to sign too? Anyone can succeed at collecting signatures! Contact Joe Lazzerini at 617 241-3369.