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August 23, 2018

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Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

Monday, Sep 3, on Campagnone Common, 200 Common St, Lawrence. Lawrence's history and culture will come alive when the annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival dominates the Campagnone Common. The Labor Day event commemorates the famous Bread and Roses strike of January 1912, when a reduction in pay caused thousands of Lawrence mill workers to go on strike. Labor unions always send representatives to this festival, which began in 1985 and has grown considerably to become one of the major Labor Day observances in New England. Learn more at:

Labor Guild classes begin Sept. 10

Local 888 will pay for up to eight members to attend. Monday classes at 6:30 p.m. include Internal Organizing, Health and Safety in the Workplace, The Steward’s Job, Why Unions Matter. Classes at 7:50 p.m. include Crucial Legal Issues For Unions Today, Persuasive Public Speaking and Political Engagement: What's in it for Unions. From 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays: Negotiating in the Era of Janus. Classes held at the Labor Guild of Boston, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree. For more info //


Sat, Sept. 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at District 1199’s state headquarters, 108 Myrtle St., Quincy. Sponsored by SEIU State Council, SEIU Locals 509, 32BJ, 1199 UHE, 888 and 3FO and SEIU Community Action.