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Zoom workshops offer primer on Local 888 membership

February 13, 2022

Give participants a chance to meet union officers such as President Tom McKeever.

Zoom workshops offer primer on Local 888 membership

Union leader, now on Lowell council, slams city’s ‘cronyism and nepotism’

February 13, 2022

Looks to reform a system for hiring and promotions that he learned about while fighting for fellow union members looking for ‘a fair shake’

Union leader, now on Lowell council, slams city’s ‘cronyism and nepotism’

Boston 911 worker decides it’s time to call it quits

February 13, 2022

At understaffed Boston 911 call center, too many workers are hanging it up. The ranks of the call-takers alone have fallen from more than 60 down to about 45.

Boston 911 worker decides it’s time to call it quits

Brandeis chapter goes all out to welcome in new members

February 12, 2022

Meanwhile, librarians embroiled in contract campaign with university

Brandeis chapter goes all out to welcome in new members

Malden administrative assistants’ COVID service rewarded with $1,000

February 12, 2022

Funding comes from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Malden administrative assistants’ COVID service rewarded with $1,000

Salary survey pays off for Uxbridge clerical, Town Hall chapter

February 11, 2022

Contract with up to 12 percent raises passes unanimously.

Salary survey pays off for Uxbridge clerical, Town Hall chapter

Brighter day dawns outside Southampton Street Shelter

February 11, 2022

Cleanup in the homeless facility’s area shows the power of working in a community, labor coalition.

Brighter day dawns outside Southampton Street Shelter

Plymouth County custodians win big pay boost

February 9, 2022

For starters, the new contract gives Local 888 members a $2-per-hour pay increase.

Plymouth County custodians win big pay boost

Pandemic work rewarded under state’s new ‘Unit 2’ contract

January 30, 2022

A hazardous duty bonus — which covers union members at the Holyoke and Chelsea Soldiers’ Homes — is part of the pact’s raises and bonuses.

Pandemic work rewarded under state’s new ‘Unit 2’ contract

Local 888 leader sworn in for Lowell City Council

January 30, 2022

Corey Robinson lands district seat as city, facing a civil rights lawsuit, revamps representation.

Local 888 leader sworn in for Lowell City Council

Worcester Housing Authority workers honored for saving life

January 28, 2022

Two Local 888 members care for unconscious resident while calling for emergency personnel.

Worcester Housing Authority workers honored for saving life

Dispatchers dial up pressure on city over depleted ranks

January 27, 2022

The Boston Police Department ‘completely and totally fell down on hiring.’

Dispatchers dial up pressure on city over depleted ranks

LOOKING BACK ON 2021 HOCKEY NIGHT!

January 27, 2022

Local 888 tradition is revived with top-notch college hockey, a buffet dinner and socializing.

LOOKING BACK ON 2021 HOCKEY NIGHT!

Randolph school drivers, monitors team up with Local 888

January 26, 2022

Seek more respect, relief from low wages and poor benefits.

Randolph school drivers, monitors team up with Local 888

Workshop Zooms in on ‘just cause’ protections, workers’ need for unions

January 14, 2022

Local 888 leadership, staff lead orientation for both new members and more long-term ones looking to learn more

Workshop Zooms in on ‘just cause’ protections, workers’ need for unions

Demands grow for city to act on Boston Public Schools safety

December 23, 2021

Local 888 seeks a comprehensive plan after the Henderson School's principal is attacked and a blind student there reportedly assaulted in a bathroom.

Demands grow for city to act on Boston Public Schools safety

Union urges city to return to telework policy, reward ‘essential’ workers

December 23, 2021

McKeever writes to the new mayor: “It is critical that we are prepared to compensate our in-person workforce in a timely manner.”

Union urges city to return to telework policy, reward ‘essential’ workers

Brandeis librarians rally community in bid for fair contract

December 23, 2021

Launch “Two Won’t Do” campaign as university angles for 2 percent raises amid high inflation.

Brandeis librarians rally community in bid for fair contract