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UMass Lowell's win caps Local 888’s renewal of hockey event for members

December 8, 2021

An annual tradition gets back into play after being sidelined last year due to the pandemic.

UMass Lowell's win caps Local 888’s renewal of hockey event for members

Rally puts media focus on Dorchester school where principal was assaulted

November 29, 2021

On behalf of its members, Local 888 demands a comprehensive safety plan for the Boston Public Schools after a principal is assaulted.

Rally puts media focus on Dorchester school where principal was assaulted

Emerson series features LGBTQ cartoonists in ‘No Straight Lines’

November 22, 2021

Local 888 is a co-sponsor of Emerson College’s ‘Bright Lights Film Series,” which is in the middle of a fall season featuring social justice themes.

Emerson series features LGBTQ cartoonists in ‘No Straight Lines’

Moments of Silence

November 22, 2021

The officers and staff of Local 888 extend our deepest sympathies to the families.

Moments of Silence

Boston offers heating aid to 888 members

November 22, 2021

The fuel assistance program is now open to city of Boston employees who live in Boston and are Local 888 members.

Boston offers heating aid to 888 members

Hockey Night set for UMass Lowell

November 20, 2021

Local 888 puts annual members event back into lineup.

Hockey Night set for UMass Lowell

Local 888 lands in media spotlight over Mass. and Cass tent city

November 20, 2021

Board member Fadel leads negotiation team in contract talks with Boston health agency.

Local 888 lands in media spotlight over Mass. and Cass tent city

Ex-Local 888 member Hicks, other union-backed candidates prep for next council session

November 18, 2021

Union racks up an impressive number of Boston victories on Election Day.

Ex-Local 888 member Hicks, other union-backed candidates prep for next council session

Yarmouth’s Fogarty talks up union power at member event

November 15, 2021

Longtime Yarmouth chapter leader speaks on the advantages of having a union — and the importance of being an active member.

Yarmouth’s Fogarty talks up union power at member event

Local 888 member Robinson triumphs in historic Lowell City Council election

November 3, 2021

Robinson says the skills he learned as a union leader provide a template for campaigning in and serving the Centralville district.

Local 888 member Robinson triumphs in historic Lowell City Council election

Honoring his 42 years of service

October 22, 2021

Steve Griffin has retired from the Planning and Engineering Department of the Boston Public Schools.

Honoring his 42 years of service

Moments of Silence

October 22, 2021

The officers and staff of Local 888 extend our deepest sympathies to the families.

Moments of Silence

'Bright Lights Film Series' spotlights social justice

October 22, 2021

Local 888 is a co-sponsor of Emerson College’s ‘Bright Lights Film Series,' which is presenting a fall lineup focused on social justice.

'Bright Lights Film Series' spotlights social justice

Local 888 leader in race for Haverhill City Council

October 22, 2021

Local 888 Executive Board member Fred Simmons, a longtime advocate for affordable housing, is running for Haverhill City Council.

Local 888 leader in race for Haverhill City Council

Pleas-Heron takes on role of treasurer for SEIU’s African-American Caucus

October 20, 2021

Lorna Pleas-Heron, a newly elected Local 888 trustee, moves up to treasurer of SEIU’s African-American Caucus (AFRAM).

Pleas-Heron takes on role of treasurer for SEIU’s African-American Caucus

Local 888 backing Essaibi George for mayor of Boston

October 20, 2021

City Council veteran praised for being in the forefront of Boston's efforts to deal with the challenges of the opioid epidemic, homelessness and unmet mental health needs.

Local 888 backing Essaibi George for mayor of Boston

Ex-Local 888 member Hicks forges ahead as City Council races heat up

October 20, 2021

Former Local 888 member Kendra Hicks has a good shot at winning a City Council race in District 6. She is one of the Boston candidates endorsed by Local 888.

Ex-Local 888 member Hicks forges ahead as City Council races heat up

Local 888 member Robinson in race for Lowell City Council

October 19, 2021

After a great showing in the preliminary election, the union leader revs up his campaign for a Lowell City Council seat.

Local 888 member Robinson in race for Lowell City Council