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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

Emerson chapter rocks out with lively union podcast

December 22, 2021

Takes look at “the spark behind the fire that’s still burning in the Emerson staff union.”

Emerson chapter rocks out with lively union podcast

Local 888 sparks cleanup of Southampton Shelter area

December 22, 2021

Union’s successes over dangerous tent city seem set to accelerate.

Local 888 sparks cleanup of Southampton Shelter area

$460 million plan to provide pandemic bonuses to ‘essential’ workers inches forward

December 14, 2021

State legislation targets lower-income front-line workers, but the details on the payments remain in dispute.

$460 million plan to provide pandemic bonuses to ‘essential’ workers inches forward

Tyngsborough clerical contract features four-day work week, boosts in pay

December 13, 2021

Pact includes new step increases and bonuses based on years of service

Tyngsborough clerical contract features four-day work week, boosts in pay

Veteran campaigner for paid family leave takes reins at Boston chapter

December 10, 2021

Simmonds elected president of the Boston Water and Sewer Commission chapter as she and other leaders negotiate a new contract.

Veteran campaigner for paid family leave takes reins at Boston chapter

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