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'It’s dangerous out there'

September 24, 2021

Local 888 members implore city to clean up area around Boston homeless shelter.

'It’s dangerous out there'

Speakers tout range of Local 888 victories

September 23, 2021

Recent Local 888 wins take in Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, Springfield contract, Boston negotiations

Speakers tout range of Local 888 victories

Emerson ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ looks at ‘Fruits of Labor,’ ‘Matrix’

September 23, 2021

Emerson film series, directed by a Local 888 member, begins streaming online.

Emerson ‘Bright Lights Film Series’ looks at ‘Fruits of Labor,’ ‘Matrix’

Sign new employees up as members on their first day

September 22, 2021

'It’s easier to sign a new employee up on their first day.'

Sign new employees up as members on their first day

Union Forever, a chapter for retirees, eyes health care options

September 22, 2021

Local 888 retiree chapter Union Forever eyes health insurance options

Union Forever, a chapter for retirees, eyes health care options

Springfield members net hazard pay of up to $5,000

September 21, 2021

Local 888 leaders and negotiators have won hazard pay for the city of Springfield’s civil engineers.

Springfield members net hazard pay of up to $5,000

Local 888 wins big in Boston preliminary vote

September 20, 2021

Local 888-backed candidates for Boston City Council will move on to the general election on Nov. 2.

Local 888 wins big in Boston preliminary vote

Holyoke, Chelsea Soldiers’ Homes OK contract with state

August 16, 2021

Reports from the pandemic frontlines are very positive in regards to one of the state’s sprawling labor contracts, the so-called “Unit 2” agreement.

Holyoke, Chelsea Soldiers’ Homes OK contract with state

Local 888 backs Janey for mayor

August 16, 2021

A media event caps Local 888's endorsement of Mayor Kim Janey in her race to become the permanent mayor of Boston.

Local 888 backs Janey for mayor

BCYF leader keeps his eye on the ball

August 16, 2021

Hajji Glover, a newly elected member of Local 888’s executive board and a veteran Boston union leader, says he aims to "fight the good fight."

BCYF leader keeps his eye on the ball

Local 888 makes endorsements in Boston City Council race

August 16, 2021

Local 888’s Committee on Political Action wades into the heavily contested Boston City Council race.

Local 888 makes endorsements in Boston City Council race

Barnes security officer always there to help

August 16, 2021

Local 888 member Robert Keeler, a security officer at Barnes Air National Guard Base, wasn’t on duty — but he sprang into action when he came upon an injured man while out shopping in Wilbraham.

Barnes security officer always there to help

Coming Attractions: Steward Training

August 16, 2021

Local 888 members have an opportunity to learn about being a steward.

Coming Attractions: Steward Training

Coming Up: Bargaining 101 Workshop

August 16, 2021

Local 888 members get training on contract bargaining.

Coming Up: Bargaining 101 Workshop

Holyoke Home’s unions win compassionate care for workers, paid by state

July 9, 2021

Workers at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home were forced to experience one of the most traumatic COVID-19 outbreaks in the U.S. To help employees recover emotionally from the disaster, a coalition of unions has reached an agreement with the state that will provide mental health services.

Holyoke Home’s unions win compassionate care for workers, paid by state

Dispatchers seek fairness in pensions

June 30, 2021

Boston Police dispatchers, a Local 888 chapter, were on the frontlines as the pandemic hit. Now the chapter is hoping members’ service will be remembered at the State House this year.

Dispatchers seek fairness in pensions

Action needed on Holyoke Home staffing

June 29, 2021

The has OK'd a $400 million plan to construct a new Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. However, some of the same issues that contributed to the COVID-19 disaster there, which killed over 76 veterans, still must be resolved.

Action needed on Holyoke Home staffing

‘Essential’ Lottery workers honored, eye better contract

June 29, 2021

Local 888 members in the production and distribution area at the Massachusetts State Lottery, about 16 people, were recently honored for being essential workers during the pandemic.

‘Essential’ Lottery workers honored, eye better contract