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5 Questions with Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan

January 19, 2023

An interview with Local 888 ally, attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, from the law firm Lichten & Liss-Riordan, discusses how she represents working people seeking justice at work.

5 Questions with Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan

Full Newsletter - January 2022

January 19, 2023

Full Newsletter - January 2022

Full Newsletter - January 2022

Changes coming to Chelsea Soldiers Home

January 16, 2023

Governor Healey Quick to Remove Chelsea Soldiers' Home Superintendent Eric Johnson

Changes coming to Chelsea Soldiers Home

Emerson staff union wins new contract

December 28, 2022

15 months of contract campaigning led to an agreement that includes a cost of living adjustment.

Emerson staff union wins new contract

A Year-End Reflection

December 22, 2022

SEIU 888 President Tom McKeever shares his thoughts on the local's accomplishments and what is to come in the new year.

A Year-End Reflection

SEIU 888 Secures Bargaining Agreement with the City of Boston

December 2, 2022

City of Boston contract settled. Now up for ratification.

SEIU 888 Secures Bargaining Agreement with the City of Boston

Full Newsletter - November 2022

November 21, 2022

Full Newsletter - November 2022

Full Newsletter - November 2022

SEIU Convention Passes Resolution on Racial Justice

November 10, 2022

On Saturday, October 22, SEIU 888 held its annual convention in Braintree. The event was attended by members from across sectors and across the state. It also featured visits from SEIU 888 endorsed candidates and Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman. Importantly, the convention passed a resolution on racial justice that was previously approved by the SEIU 888 Executive Committee.

SEIU Convention Passes Resolution on Racial Justice

SEIU 888 Endorsed Candidates Declare Victory in Primary Elections

November 1, 2022

Twenty SEIU 888 endorsed candidates across Massachusetts prevailed in their preliminary election challenges on September 6, 2022.

SEIU 888 Endorsed Candidates Declare Victory in Primary Elections

The Benefits of Belonging: Why Union Membership Makes Sense

September 6, 2022

Unions were created in the 1800’s to address the plight of workers during the Industrial Revolution. Though the landscape of industry has changed dramatically since unions’ inception, the need for unions remains crucial.

The Benefits of Belonging: Why Union Membership Makes Sense

The Plight of Public Defenders

September 6, 2022

The latest effort by Massachusetts public defenders to be recognized as employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in order to form a union has again been passed over by the Legislature.

The Plight of Public Defenders

Boston University Children's Center Teachers Vote Unanimously to Unionize with SEIU Local 888

August 9, 2022

Press Release

Boston University Children's Center Teachers Vote Unanimously to Unionize with SEIU Local 888

Ratification Roundup

July 21, 2022

SEIU 888 works collaboratively with chapters across Massachusetts to secure dozens of contracts for members each year - contracts that improve the lives of our members and the services available in the communities they serve. Here are just a few examples of our recent wins.

Ratification Roundup

BPS School Safety by the Numbers

July 19, 2022

The City of Boston and Boston Public Schools have grown increasingly tight-lipped about the growing safety crisis in our public schools.

BPS School Safety by the Numbers

‘BEYOND THE PALE’

July 19, 2022

Belmont Selectmen Cross Line in Comparing Union Members Advocating for Fair Contract to Insurectionists, Murderers

‘BEYOND THE PALE’

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