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Important events for Local 888 members

May 16, 2016

Know Your Rights Training

Wednesday, May 18

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

112 Exchange Street, Lynn MA, 2nd floor

Knowledge= Power!  All are invited to learn about how to stand up for your rights on the job. Sponsored by the North Shore

Labor Council Women’s Committee.

Topics will include: Wage Theft, Earned Sick Time, Sexual Harassment, and the campaign to win Paid Family Medical Leave

Childcare, translation and light dinner will be provided. RSVP to Rebecca at

Gompers-Murray-Meany Educational Conference 2016 Wednesday, May 25 through Friday, May 27 Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth MA

Join hundreds of union leaders and activists to learn, network, & get ready for a high stakes election season.

This year’s theme is ELECTIONS 2016: WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR LABOR? WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR AMERICA? In an election year that has already stirred unprecedented controversy, this year’s Gompers will feature a host of engaging and provocative speakers on the Presidential election, other key US Senate races across the country, important ballot initiatives here in MA and what is at stake with the US Supreme Court. Click here to view the agenda.

For more info: call Meghann Vergato at 781.324.8230 or visit //

Local 888 Committee on Political Education (COPA) Thursday, May 26, 6:30 PM (Monthly meeting) 26 West Street, 2nd Fl., Boston

COPA helps members fight back against budget cuts to public services and threats to contract rights. Membership involvement in electoral campaigns and legislative advocacy is key to winning locally and statewide!

CPCS Lobby Day Thursday, June 2 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM State House. Local 888's proposed legislation to win basic right to form a union is in House and Senate Committee on Ways and Means right now. This is the last step before they are voted by their respective chambers. Call (617) 722-2000 to urge your State Rep and Senator to support organizing rights for public defenders!

9:30 am   Coffee and Donuts at Church on the hill, 140 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02108 10:00 am Lobby Day program begins with a briefing from the Organizing Committee and SEIU Political Staff 10:30 am Lobbying begins with visits to Senators and Reps offices. 12:30 pm Lunch 1:00 pm   Debrief and turn in lobby materials

All members who care about collective bargaining rights or criminal Justice reform are encouraged to attend.

Salt of the Earth Awards Community labor United 11th Anniversary Celebration Friday, June 10 5:30 - 7:30 PM Intercontinental Boston Hotel, 510 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA Award recipients: Sen. Dan Wolf, Brian Doherty, Building Trades Council, Beborah Hughes, Brookview House, Greater Boston Legal Services For more info: call Bob Bower, 508-450-3238 or email

Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)

Weekend Leadership Conference

June 24 – 26

Bridgewater State College,

More info at //

The conference costs $30. Local 888 will reimburse up to 10 members who attend. Contact for more info.

Save the Date: Local 888 Biennial Convention, Saturday, September 24. More details in the June 2016 Spark!