A statewide SEIU “Spring Fling” is set for Sat., April 27, 4 to 8 p.m., at the SEIU 1199 Union Hall, 108 Myrtle St., Quincy. Look for: music, dancing along with resource and caucus tables and a special guest speaker.
The event is sponsored by the SEIU Massachusetts State Council, SEIU Community Action and Locals 888, 1199, 509 and 32BJ. Celebrate our 2018 victories in workplaces, communities and for all working people – including the Legislature’s approval of a $15 minimum wage and paid family and medical leave.
To RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/2SbhnwY
Click here to download the SEIU MA Celebration Flyer.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS: Advocacy Day set for Wed., March 13, Great Hall, Massachusetts State House. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with speakers at 10 a.m. and legislative visits after 11 a.m.
WORKERS RIGHTS 101: Thurs., March 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Valley Workers Center, 200 Hampton Ave. Northampton. Led by Rose Bookbinder (Massachusetts Jobs With Justice, Pioneer Valley Workers Center and Hampshire/Franklin Central Labor Council). Register at https://truthschool.org/workers-rights-101/.
IN UNITY, STRENGTH: Local 888 leaders and staff joined the nontenure-track faculty at Northeastern University and their supporters to demand that the college recognize their right to unionize. From left: President Brenda Rodrigues, Secretary-Treasurer Tom McKeever and Rand Wilson, Mike Kelly, John Magner, Hersch Rothmel, Ian Adelman, Penelope Jennewein and Steve D’Amico. Faculty members, who have united in Local SEIU 509, have gained the backing of students and the wider community.
Local 888 President Brenda Rodrigues, in front, was on hand for an Athol chapter meeting. From left: Marie Croteau, Nancy Watson, Deb Vondal, John Duguay Jr., Eric Smith, Diana Cooley, Alyssa Moore, and MaryAnn Murphy.
Register now for classes at the Labor Guild held in Braintree MA. Classes are Monday nights March 11th to May 13th.
In the first period, 6:30 pm to 7:40 pm, there are three class choices: The Steward’s Job, the American Labor Relations System, or Effective Conflict Resolution.
In the second period, 7:50 pm to 9:00 pm, you the choice of: Retirement: What You Need to Know in 2019, Keys to the Kingdom-Unlocking the Secrets of Municipal Finance, or Intro to Strategic Campaign Communications.
The cost is $125.00 for both periods. Members are eligible for reimbursement if they complete the full semester. This is limited to one member per chapter. Chapters may use their chapter funds to pay for any additional member’s tuition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this option.
For more details and an application form, please visit the Labor Guild website: laborguild.com/courses