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SEIU "Purple Gold" program looks to empower labor's future

June 8, 2017

SEIU 1199 leader Darrin Howell met with the Local 888 Executive Board to describe his union's young member outreach and education program.

[caption id="attachment_7601" align="alignright" width="300"]1199's Darrin Howell addresses Local 888 Executive Board members. 1199's Darrin Howell addresses Local 888 Executive Board members.[/caption]

At 1199, young members meet on the first Friday of the month to network and socialize. Often they have a guest speaker or show a movie. The union provides real food – not pizza!

Secretary-Treasurer Brenda Rodrigues has requested that any under 35-year-old members interested in starting up a similar program at Local 888 to contact her at 617 241-3300 or email